Potato chips, small candy bars, soft drinks and other snacks play an important role in the Coffee Bar or Disco. Coke or Pepsi are best sold in cans or plastic cups as glass bottles serve as very nasty weapons in the wrong hands. Hot coffee and tea, on the other hand, will not be in great demand except for older adult helpers. All the physical arrangements may be there, the cola and chips, the loud music and flashing lights, the right atmosphere and happy company, yet you may not, you will not get success without prayer. Believing that the Lord does indeed hear our prayer is one of the great secrets and sustainers of the Christian life.
In the Western Desert during the Second World War, a keen young padre was holding services for the troops out among the sand dunes and barren rocky terrain. Silencing his jeep, he unfolded a crisp white cloth over the engine and proceeded to call together a small group of men. As the service progressed to the end of the responses he concluded with, "Lord, hear our prayer." At that precise moment a crackly voice mysteriously answered from above, "Receiving you, loud and clear!" Looking around in astonishment and bewilderment, they suddenly realized its source, a radio truck standing nearby! The Lord does hear prayer!