The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 2:1-3, “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. ” Prayer is one of the most challenging spiritual disciplines for most of us, yet it is perhaps the greatest tool, or weapon, that we have available to us as followers of Jesus Christ.
This coming Friday evening, July 26 from 7:30-9:00 pm we will gather in the sanctuary for an intimate but powerful time of praise, worship and prayer. Our prayer focus is going to be for our community, state and nation. Will you please make plans to join us for this special time as we gather to seek God and His will for our lives and for this land that we call home. Childcare will be available.
If you cannot be with us Friday evening, please take some time to do what Paul tells us to do, pray for anyone and everyone, but lift up a special prayer for those who serve and lead and fill roles of authority. James writes that “The effective, fervent prayer or a righteous man (woman) avails (accomplishes) much.”