Sunday, August 24, 2008

Good Stuff in TEC: Prayer is weapon of choice for group

A wonderful article about a prayer ministry at an Episcopal church in Houston

"We started this right before the Iraqi Study Group came out," founder Nancy Doss said. "Things were really bad at that time, and we just felt like the Lord wanted us to pray. He said: 'I've given you a great weapon in the world ... and that is prayer. I'd like you to begin right now.' "

So instead of feeling angry or frustrated about the war, that's what they did. There are about 15 steady members in the group, from several different churches. The only agenda is prayer, a better use for their energy, they all believe.

Members arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church west of Memorial Park at 4 p.m. on the dot and almost immediately bow their heads and fold their hands in prayer. At 5 p.m. they stop. If someone is late or has to leave early, that's just fine — everyone understands hectic schedules and bad traffic.

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