Dr. Chuck Lawless, the keynote speaker on the Prayer Summit Tour, challenged the hearts of more than 400 participants from 67 churches to emulate the prayer life of Jesus and to stand in the gap for our neighbors and others through prayer. At each of the four locations across the Commonwealth, hearts were drawn to make prayer the priority in our lives and in our churches. Here are several testimonials from Prayer Summit participants who experienced this work of God in their hearts.
I enjoyed the Prayer Summit so much and especially Dr. Lawless. The statement he made that ‘No one default’s to dependence on God, all naturally tend toward independence. That’s why prayer is hard work’ was so meaningful to me. I look around to those I care for and in my sphere of influence, and see that happening over and over. The example Dr. Lawless gave from the Gospel of Luke on Jesus model of prayer has encouraged me to be persistent in prayer for those that are not depending on God. Thank all of you for your graciousness to us in providing this Summit on prayer. — Susan
(I am) so thankful for Dr. Lawless’ reminder not to minister first and pray second. — Tim
I have enjoyed my times participating in the prayer summits. I walk away each time with another tool to help me be more effective in my praying. Already, our weekly prayer groups have switched their focus in their prayer times to praying for kingdom needs in addition to physical needs. Our area churches benefitted greatly from learning how to pray with more of a kingdom focus, as we see have seen the strength of working in our community together.” — Fred
The Prayer Summit was outstanding. Dr. Lawless literally taught us a seminary class — in one afternoon. I’m so thankful for the SBCV’s generosity in providing such a wonderful event. — Karen
We praise the Lord for these encouraging testimonies of the work of His Spirit in the hearts of His people. May God use SBC of Virginia churches to persevere in prayer that we may be found winning Virginia on our knees.