The ladies of the white church on the traffic circle in McKenzie Towne have found a secret. They have found the secret to living connected.
They have found the secret of how to connect with those they can’t see & can’t hear.
They have discovered the secret to having:
Real But Virtual Relationships
Virtual Relationships That Connect
Heaven with Earth
Virtual Relationships That Bring
Hope & Peace Into
The Chaos of Everyday Life
The secret is a Facebook Group called MTC Ladies. The entire purpose is to share life , share struggles & pray for each other.
Real Time Prayers
Real Time Problems
Let me give you an example. I told you on Wednesday about my reader whose baby was born at 26 weeks gestation.
I was devasted for her & in tears. I didn’t have the words to pray or to even understand the ‘why of the situation’?
With the mom’s permission I posted the details on MTC Ladies.
Here is the sequence of posts with like & comments
- Friend in labor at 25weeks (9 Likes & 13 comments)
- Great news ( 9 Likes & 2 comments)
- Bleeding & contracting (7 Likes & 11 comments)
- Baby born – 2 lbs, 2 oz (19 Likes & 18 comments
- First photo (26 Likes & 3 comments)
I could continue but here are the points I want to make.
I struggle with prayer. I feel guilty about my prayer life. Movies like War Room both motivate & frustrate me . I need a simple model.
A Simple Model
In the MTC Ladies Facebook group I found a simple model that works.
We Connect With Each Other
Real time & Real Issues
Touched by The Stories
We Respond to The Request for Prayer
We Hit the Like Button
God Sees That Like
Baby Liam is still here. Still thriving! Against all odds . If he had been born just one week earlier he would have qualified for a late term abortion.
God Believes in life
God Believed in Liam’s life
He Responded to Prayers
From 257 Ladies Who Prayed
To A Tiny Bing
On Your iPhone
You Read the Post
You Hit The Like Button
Call On Me & I will Answer
We then go a little deeper . We take time to comment. God sees as we write. He sees as we take the time to enter into relationship.
For Liam’s mom, a comment on the First Photo of little Liam brought great comfort & hope.
“Little sweetheart! He looks beautiful…. Our good friends three grandchildren were all born prematurely & none were over 1.6 pounds but God kept them safe Today, they are doing so well.. Ages 6-11. They’re so bright and talented. We will pray that God will continue to knit this little boy even if he had to leave his Mom’s cozy “nest” so early.”
We are tormented by thoughts like:
- I don’t pray enough
- I don’t know how
- Do my little prayers make any difference?
The Enemy would want you to think
- This is too simple
- Hitting Like on Facebook isn’t real prayer
- What a waste of time
- Go do something ‘spiritual’
Jesus Came to Real people with Real Needs
He Came Into the Middle of Their Messes
Jesus Still Comes Into Our Messy Lives
Jesus Acts in Response to Our Prayers
Even ‘Like’ Button Prayers
And Pray in the Spirit on all occasions
With all kinds of prayers & requests
With this in mind, stay alert
Always keep on praying
For all the Lord’s people
Keep Praying ‘Like’ Button Prayers
MTC Ladies – You Are Making A Difference
Tell us the story of your ‘Like Button’ prayers. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org