Every Wednesday afternoon, an hour before school lets out, I climb some rickety stairs to the music room at my kids’ school. It’s a little attic room turn school room above the chapel on campus. In that room, I meet three or four other mamas to pray.
It’s become a beautiful, cozy little place to meet with like-minded mamas from my kids’ school. When I ventured to my first meeting, I was a little nervous. I mean, I’m not afraid to pray out loud. But crafting a beautiful prayer at the drop of a hat? Praying with a bunch of people I don’t know and who might have a different church background than me?
These concerns are exactly why I love our little prayer group now. This group has expanded and deepened my prayer life. How? In simple ways but significant:
1. Following a Different Format
My prayers tend to come between errands and laundry. Sometimes I get up early and spend time writing out prayers in a journal. I have a certain way and flow of my personal prayer time.
In this group, we follow a schedule — praise first, then silent confession, thanksgiving and finally intercession for each other’s children and their school. I have loved following this outline because it makes me focus on each aspect with all my heart.