Prayer meetings at Flower Lane Church : 6:30-7:30 and 7:30 - 8:30 every day from Monday to Saturday.
I had the opportunity to join these prayerful folks. Those who wanted to pray aloud would take turn to pray loudly and very fluently either in Mandarin or in foochow.
The moments I spent here were really intense and I felt that God's presence was amongst the people who were sincere and earnest in their prayers.
After the prayer meeting Meng Lei and I had a chance to speak with a few ladies outside the church.
The government has funds to improve the old church and indeed has plans for a huge new church in this plot of land but the congregation is not positive about demolishing the ancient buildings. Perhaps another piece of land could be given by the government for the purpose of a new church building. More 10 000 believers worship here every Sunday.
I was very touched by the caring attitude of these praying Foochows who come every morning to pray together and to petition to the Almighty for forgiveness and blessings. Many would kneel in the front after the session is over to say more prayers quietly.
I have walked on hallowed grounds with the ancient ones. Indeed a holy moment.