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Pray With Me: A Calling for the Church

According to the Barna Group, millennials who stayed in church were “twice as likely to have a close personal friendship with an adult inside the church.”

03/17/22

John Stonestreet

Wayne Stender

According to the Barna Group, millennials who stayed in church were “twice as likely to have a close personal friendship with an adult inside the church.” 

That was true for me. Around Christmas in December of 1990, I met Ms. Buckner, who lived down a windy, rural Virginia road. She was an 89-year-old widow. There was, shall we say, a pretty significant generation gap between us. We didn’t know what to talk about, so she prayed for me. 

That prayer time led me to visit Ms. Buckner again two years later. I was even less interested in spiritual things by then and didn’t think she’d remember me. 

When Ms. Buckner came to the door, I said, “You probably don’t remember, but I was here two years ago.”  

“John,” she smiled. “I prayed for you this morning.” 

Her friendship and prayers impacted me in ways I cannot measure.  

Prayer not only unites the church, it inspires faith.  

That’s why we’re hosting a time of guided prayer during Lent. These times will inspire you to pray for people in your church especially those in other generations. To sign up for the weekly reminders, visit breakpoint.org/praywithme. 

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