Today is the National Day of Prayer. Payer is the most underrated power in the universe. But the truth the song writer penned so long ago still rings true today: “What a friend we have in Jesus, what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” Take time today to join people all over the nation and world to seek God in prayer, and remember the power and privilege of prayer each day. It will make all the difference in all of life. God’s Word has such wonderful promises on prayer: “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place” (2 Chronicles 7.14,15)
(verse of the week)
I call on you, O God, for you will answer me;
give ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show the wonder of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 17.6-8)
Prayer of the Week
Gracious Eternal God, thank you for the gift of prayer, that we come before you and share our heart and lives with you. Thank you that we can find strength for the day in your strength, that we can find grace in your grace, and we may know your forgiveness and love each day. Be with us today and be also with the leaders of our world and help us to strive for peace and justice and follow your will and way, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Open your heart to God’s awesome love—Pastor TJ
(quote of the week)
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day--Abraham Lincoln