This morning was incredible.

Members from North Side joined together at 6:30 (that’s in the AM, people) to pray for our city.  I was amazed for many different reasons – so I shall share with you faithful readers:

  1. The fact that you got up to pray at 6:30am.
  2. No preaching, no songs, just prayer – and God moved (imagine that?!).
  3. The number of specific names we prayed for of people in our town far away from God – we kept working to pray for everyone by name, but there were hundreds.  It took a while.  It reminded me of why we do what we do.
  4. One of the cards I prayed for shocked me.  The cards read, “Jesus, please save…” and then people would put a name down.  One card read, “Jesus, please save me.”  There is someone in our midst last Sunday who knows they need a relationship with Jesus, but they just haven’t done it.  I prayed for you, “me,” and I pray that you don’t wait any longer and the greatest decision you could ever make.
  5. Our staff got to pray together – I love them.  After hugs and tears anticipating what God is going to do on Sunday, Hannah made a great comment, “I wish I could just shrink our whole staff down and stick you guys in my pocket.”  Feel the love.
  6. For those that were still there at a little before 8:00, we got to pray for Jeff, who has a pretty important job on Sunday to let God speak through him.  It was an honor to pray for such a humble leader who practices what he preaches.  When he did his trial sermon, he said he wanted to be a part of a church who brought people to Jesus – it is so amazing to see that happening.

“Greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done in this city.”

Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.