I am interested in hearing the various views of the place of church prayer meetings. For instance, in my church they are mandatory for members unless they are "providentially hindered". But more and more it seems that churches are holding prayer meetings less and less. Questions and thoughts that I would like to see discussed here are: 1. Is the weekly prayer meeting an important aspect of your church and to you? 2. Are your prayer meetings enjoyable or dull? Why or why not? 3. How are your prayer meetings formatted? Or do they change week to week? Thoughts? Comments? I'd really like to hear from others on this, and I'll be happy to share some of my experiences as the thread progresses.