Article by Michael Goforth II:
Imagine a van full of loud kids. Some laughing, some fighting, some singing.
Suddenly, as their dad puts his blinker on and turns down a road, they all get quiet. And one by one, they each take turns praying together as a family.
It didn’t always go quite that smooth, but it did happen! At least that’s what Pastor Brown told me as he turned down the road.
I was fresh out of Bible college working at my first church when Pastor Don Brown took me down his family’s “Prayer Road.”
It was a special road they chose on the route between their house and church. Whenever they turned down the road, they would start praying together as a family.
He was older now and all his kids had grown up and moved out. But I could tell as he talked that the road would always hold a special place in his heart.
Fast forward to 2016 and I’m the pastor of my very first church in Port Austin, Michigan. Every Sunday morning a group of us would drive from Caseville on our way to the weekly gathering.
After a couple weeks I remembered that “Prayer Road” idea and as a group we decided to officially choose Port Crescent Road. Every time we turned down that road, we would start praying for Port Austin and for our church.
To this day, it remains the official “Prayer Road” and whether I’m driving to a service with a group or just checking on something at the church by myself, I always pause what I’m doing and pray as I drive. It has become a special place for me now. In fact, a couple weeks ago God gave me that beautiful sunrise in the picture above while I was praying.
So here’s a challenge for you, choose a road on a route you regularly travel and make it your official “Prayer Road.”
I think you’ll find that God will not only use it to sweeten your drive, He’ll also use it to sweeten your fellowship with Him.