All who are under the training of God need the quiet hour for communion with their own hearts, with nature, and with God” (The Ministry of Healing p. 58).

This was the inspiration for the Revive Us Again Prayer Conference held in April. Participants from across the union came to focus on their relationship with Jesus and seek Him with all their hearts. The weekend’s speakers reminded everyone that Jesus longs to have a deep and intimate relationship with each one of them.

Each participant was given extended personal time for prayer and meditation on Scripture in a beautiful outdoor environment. After prayer time, they shared and reflected in small groups. One participant commented, “I know that logically prayer is important, but now I am convinced I need to spend more time in prayer by communing and sharing with Christ.”

Adventists do a good job of communicating Bible truth. However, we need a living relationship with Jesus or the truth will have no lasting effect. The Revive Us Again Prayer Conference brings a living experience with Jesus to our people.

Prayer changes us, leading us into an experiential knowledge of Jesus. A life of prayer imparts health and vigor to the spiritual life and instills peace and joy into the life of the believer. “It was an amazing experience! I have a deeper desire for prayer and to seek Jesus with all my heart,” said another participant.

The leaders of the Revive Us Again Prayer Conference are looking for opportunities to bring this experience to other conferences in the Mid-America Union in the coming years.

Virgil Covel serves as Prayer Ministries Coordinator for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference.