Seminar on Prayer and Meditation ‘Pushed’ at East Salem

East Salem (Ore.) Church members received a recent "push" by Lenard Jaecks, pastor, introducing his new two-part seminar on prayer and meditation. Jaecks strode into the sanctuary behind a wheelbarrow, rolling to the front of the room, and telling the group that “…a plan needs to be pushed that brings prayer and meditation into the busy, information-filled lives we lead today.”

Jaecks demonstrated the Breath Prayer Fellowship Plan — how to fit prayer into small portions of time during the day — by simply having a plan involving Bible texts along with short prayers (breath prayers). That way individuals can be in distinctive contact with the Lord many times daily.

Lois Roberts, East Salem Church member, says, “Breath prayers have provided the needed focus for daily communication with God. Revisiting my chosen thought often during the day has been a real blessing.”

Daniel Fish, fellow church member, gives an example of how breath prayers have worked in his life. "The Biblical breath prayer plan is a powerful portal through which I give the Holy Spirit permission to enter my mind," he says. "When He enters He leads me to other lessons of Biblical truth."

Jaecks is the retired president of the Washington Conference. He also served on the North American Division Prayer and Revival Committee. He and his wife are members of East Salem.

February 01, 2011 / Oregon Conference