February 24, 2015
"I walked into the chapel and was blessed by everything that people had done to prepare the chapel for prayer. Against the Western Wall I read all those prayer requests, and it brought out such a sense of compassion and such a sense of connection to my brothers and sisters—that they would be so brave to reveal these prayer requests (some very personal, intimate things), and that God would trust me to pray for them. I was in tears that whole first hour of Prayer100."
"I'm not a particularly prayerful person, so I saw Prayer100 as an opportunity to try to be more prayerful. The first week we decided we'd like to pray during the 3-4 am hour, 5 days in a row, which is kind of crazy. You're really not thinking about anything except God: all your work and everything you're worried about kind of falls by the wayside."
"As I've been a student at Wheaton, I've found myself getting really, really busy, and these 100 days devoted to prayer was just what I needed to pursue God. Whenever I entered the prayer room, I was overwhelmed by God's presence. I came in feeling unworthy to experience something like that, but His grace was more than abundant. And whenever I would place my hands on the wall that had the maps, God would give me a heart for those nations that I couldn't conjure up myself."
"I loved my time in the chapel during Prayer 100. I brought my kids and was deeply touched by witnessing my kids do whatever they were led to do in that sacred space. I was grateful to be a part of a church that values prayer, and for my kids to see there was more than one way to pray and worship."
For more stories of God's work in 2014, check out our Stories of Transformation piece here.