Forest Park Church Fills Giant Prayer Book

The prayer list is hard to miss at Everett Forest Park (Wash.) Church: The 64- by 94-inch prayer book is prominently displayed in the front of the sanctuary.

The giant book, symbolic of the Book of Life, contains hand-inscribed names of more than 800 people the church began praying for as the congregation prepared for a Revelation Now Bible prophecy seminar with Jac Colón, North Pacific Union Conference evangelist, this spring. The church has a goal of entering at least 2,000 names.

Darrell Kleckley and Gary Jessop Jr., both associated with the Everett Forest Park Church, developed and built the prayer book. The names in the book represent friends, neighbors and family members. Weekly prayers include a plea for the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of loved ones and inspire them to attend the evangelistic meetings.

The book serves as a visual reminder to the church family of the importance of prayer and strengthens their desire to have their loved ones join them in the Heavenly Kingdom. As the meetings progress, attendees are encouraged to write their own names in the Book of Life.