Prayer. There are probably a lot of different things that come to mind or emotions that you feel when you read that word. Some might be joyful, but many are probably painful, confusing, or perhaps even angering. When prayers are answered the way you expect or desire, it’s easy to celebrate and assume God “has your back.” However, when prayers go seemingly unanswered, you can’t help but question if God is really listening to you or if God cares at all. With all this in mind, how should we manage our expectations in a healthy way and what do we do after we pray and when we’re waiting on God to show up or answer us?
After Amen seeks to help us all out. This is a series based on Pastor Rusty’s book with the same title and it addresses all these questions and more. This seven-part series hopes to offer a new way to help you connect with God and learn to recognize God’s presence after you’ve prayed your prayers. God speaks and moves in different ways in our lives and this is especially seen by exploring the ministry of Jesus. So, we’ll go through and encounter a variety of different people who come to Jesus in need but receive different responses. Through this, perhaps you’ll identify with some of these stories and learn how God is communicating in your own life in order to help you take powerful steps of faith after saying “amen.”