Today is the National Day of Prayer. We are joining with thousands of others across the nation in praying for our nation. Half of the references to praying in the book of Acts are references to corporate praying! We see in Acts that there were appointed times and places for prayer. We see that the church prayed for power, wisdom, boldness to share Christ, in times of crisis, for missionaries, for pastors, and for each other. When the Early Church encountered a crisis, they didn’t pout, panic, protest, sign a petition, or organize a boycott. Instead, they prayed.
Sometimes, we feel like there is more we should do. Let’s remember that possibly there is more that God would call us to do. However, we cannot do more unless we are willing to work hard in prayer. And, let us always remember that there is nothing better that we can do than pray.
At First Baptist Church, we ae hosting a lunch at 11:30 a.m. Join us in Fellowship Hall for lunch and pray with us. If you cannot break away for lunch, spend some part of this day praying for our nation.
I look forward to Sunday. In the 9:45 service we are honoring our high school graduates. Do you remember graduating from high school? What an exciting time graduation is for families of graduates! Sunday, we all get an opportunity to celebrate with them before their individual graduation ceremonies. As we recognize our High School graduates this Sunday, please be praying for this group of fine students who are making a major life transition. Let’s pray that they will be spiritually strong as they move from one stage of life to the next.
We are beginning a new series Sunday morning on the Parables of Jesus. We are calling this preaching series “Come and Listen.” This title expresses Jesus’ intent. He framed each story in such a way to arrest the attention of the hearer. I’m praying that we will listen to what the Spirit says to His church.
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