Insight 117: FaithSoaring Churches Focus Prayer on the Future
Congregations focus on that for which they pray. When congregations focus on praying about the past that is lost, people who are estranged from congregations, and things that are going wrong in congregations that need to be fixed, then that is what they focus on. These are worthy subjects for prayer, but they do not lead to a positive focus on God’s future for congregations.
Congregations who focus on discerning God’s will for their future and the courage to align what their congregation is doing with that vision, can have a forward moving congregation that is making progress towards transformation.