Prayer in the Life of the Church

I was preparing for our prayer meeting tonight at SPC and I was reading some of¬†Eric J Alexander’s Prayer: A Biblical Perspective¬†(Banner of Truth, 2012). I couldn’t but pass on this testimony to the value and power of corporate prayer in the life of the church:¬†
 
I came¬†to faith in a church in Glasgow where the minister, Dr William¬†Fitch, taught us regularly from Scripture the central place of prayer¬†in the life of the church. The church prayer meeting was held on¬†Saturday evening.The evidence that someone had been converted¬†to Christ in the congregation was that they would walk into the¬†prayer meeting on a Saturday evening. That meeting became the¬†power house, under God, for a remarkable work of grace in that¬†church.The only reason a believer would be absent from it would be¬†that they were either ill or away from home. Very properly, people¬†called it the ‘prayer fellowship’, for that was where we experienced¬†true Christian fellowship and mutual support at the deepest level.
– p.74
Prayer in the Life of the Church