Leading Prayer

By Liz Voboril
Podcast Episode

This episode is part of a series titled A Praying Church. Bob Allums, Director of seeJesus' A Praying Life Ministry, joins Paul and Liz Voboril for this series.

"In leading prayer meetings, I don't want to overwhelm people. I don't want to make it a pietistic guilt trip. I don't want to go legalistic. I want the prayer meeting to function the same way discipling or mentoring works. I don't even want a prayer meeting to seem like an extraordinary meeting. Because super spiritual makes me nervous. It just sets you up for a fall, I think.”


"It's not like you're all individual people praying solitary prayers, taking turns. You're not in a lineup. You're praying together."


"Prayer isn't a time where you shut down desire. You awaken it. There's such fear of bad desire that we go stoic and shut down all desire. But prayer is a time where desire comes alive, and people can speak into that. I will speak into wrong desire that might emerge in a prayer time. I'll do that privately. But when desire come alive it's real, it's you praying, not some spiritual person that you're trying to create."