This is the first episode in a new series titled A Praying Church. Bob Allums, Director of seeJesus' A Praying Life Ministry, joins Paul, Jon Hori, and Liz Voboril for this series.
"In Luke you have the praying Jesus, and in Acts you have the praying church. But over the past 50 years, corporate prayer has been on very significant decline in the American church.”
"The reason why we pray together is because the beating heart of the church of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Jesus."
"Advent is like the feel of the early stages of the work of the Spirit. It's just pure faith and waiting. You're not doing anything. There's this incredible American “allergy” to advent as a lifestyle. The cadence I’ve just described is almost unknown – no that would not be right to say - it is lost to the western church. It has been very known in the past, but it is now currently at a low ebb."