Last night was O2 at my church, 12Stone. As my church has grown, this special Friday night service has been called different things: "Believer's Worship", "The Well", and now "O2".
We only do this service once a quarter and it's very intense, and very intimate. Basically, there's no traditional sermon/message - there is some scripture reading (last night focused on Isaiah 40), but mainly it's a whole lot of singing (we have a rockin' band.... it's truly like being at a concert), and we have communion, a lot of prayer, intercession, etc.
And baptisms, too. And the baptisms are really celebrated. It's so cool. :)
Anyway, last night, one of the pastors asked that those who had been laid off, were unemployed, looking for work, or were going through financial hardships and wanted to be prayed for to come down. I went down (since my business is on 'life support') along with probably 25% of the congregation. (Keep in mind my church is large - if it's a "full house", we can seat 2,500 in the auditorium.) There were hundreds who came down front. Each and every person was prayed over. It was wonderful.
I love having a supernatural buzz. It is so far superior to any other buzz available.
The service lasted over 2 hours and when I came out I felt so energized. It was amazing and wonderful. I love my church, but more importantly, I really love GOD.
3 days ago