Our Conversations With God

Bishop Paul Lanier  |  November 7, 2023

Bishop Lanier
(Photo: Erik Unger)

Bishop Paul Lanier, The Fellowship’s Chairman of the Board, recently visited Korea to visit The Fellowship’s office there and to build bridges with Christians in Korea who love Israel.

Where is that special place where you pray to the Lord?

It doesn’t have to be extravagant. It doesn’t have to be extraordinary. It can be just a quiet, small space for you, where you can consecrate moments between yourself and your God.

I just got back from Korea for The Fellowship, and this question occurred to me when I was standing at a truly amazing place called Prayer Mountain. Years ago, an anointed man of God consecrated this mountain as a place where Christians of all denominations could come to pray, and millions of people have. I wish you could see it: a main sanctuary that seats 6,000. Twelve chapels that can accommodate thousands more. It is truly glorious, a testament to faith and the glory of God.

Well, as glorious as it is, you don’t have to go there to pray. You don’t need a mountain to pray. You might find that space to be with God, to speak to Him and listen for His word, in the cab of your pickup truck. Or maybe it’s that little, cramped room off the kitchen. Or maybe it is during a moment at your desk at work. The truth is, it can be anywhere.

We live in troubled times. Our brothers and sisters in Israel are at war after being subject to the most dreadful, brutal attacks by Hamas. Ukraine suffers under its own war. Every day we are surrounded by news that promotes noise, confusion, distraction. Sometimes our own personal problems seem to overwhelm us.

But, listen to the words of the prophet Jeremiah: “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” So, wherever your special place to pray is, I encourage you to go there. Pray. Spend more time in your conversation with God. He is our rock, our fortress, our deliverer. In this world of uncertainty, He is the One who loves us, more than we can even imagine.

I promise.

Bishop Paul Lanier

Chairman of the Board, The Fellowship

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