A Word from Dr. Mike – 9.7.22

Pastor David Jeremiah once said, “Prayer is the way you defeat the devil, reach the lost, restore the backslider, strengthen the saints,

send missionaries out, cure the sick, accomplish the impossible, and know the will of GOD.”

Prayer is a critical component of the daily Christian life; one of the spiritual disciplines of the faith. F. B. Myer once said, “The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” And William J. McGill was right when he declared, “The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.”

Last week we launched an every Sunday afternoon/evening prayer emphasis for our new church campus. Until the day we enter the new church facility, members of our church family are invited to pray. Everyone will see the prayer requests each week at the conclusion of the service. For those who have texting capability, they will receive a text with the prayer requests for that specific Sunday. If you did not receive the text this past Sunday, but you would like to be notified every Sunday, please see Becky George, our church’s professional assistant to the lead pastor. She will add you to the text notification list.

Prayer unifies the church. Pray is the reflection of a unified church. In Acts 2:42, GOD’s Word says “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” In Acts 4:31, the Bible states, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, and they spoke the Word of GOD with boldness.” In Acts 12, Peter was seized and put in prison. According to Acts 12:5, “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to GOD for him by the church.” And you know what happened. GOD responded by sending “His angel” to deliver Peter.

During the construction process, let’s pray for the project. Let’s pray every Sunday afternoon/evening for the weekly prayer requests. And

let’s believe by faith that “GOD will do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think.”

Pastor Mike

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