Message from Our Senior Minister
The holiday season is upon us, an excellent time to enjoy family and friends. It is a time for rest and giving thanks to God our Creator and Sustainer. One of the contexts that allow us to thank God with greater depth is aging. A gift of aging is that we can have a broader perspective on the presence of God in all aspects of our life! What a tremendous blessing to be alive!
Remember, “Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits. Thank the God of all gods, His love never quits. Thank the Lord of all lords. His love never quits.” ~Psalms 136:1-3 (MSG).
– Pastor Jones
Church Theme: As We Pray!
Health Emphasis: Holiday Cardiovascular Health
Monthly Emphasis: Advent, Angel Tree, Spirit of Christmas, Affirmation Service, Christmas Musical, Christmas Holiday & Watch Night Service
Books for the month: Eugene H. Peterson, Psalms. Prayers of the Heart; Andrew Murray, The Ministry of Intercession
Daily Readings for the week of December 9th
What to Pray: I will bless thee …and thou shalt be a blessing …in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. ~Genesis 12:2-3; God be merciful unto us and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us. That thy way may be known upon the earth, thy saving health among all the Gentiles. ~Psalm 67:1-2
Abraham was only blessed that he might be a blessing to all the earth. Israel prays for blessings, that God may be known among all nations. Every believer, just as much as Abraham, is only blessed that he may carry God’s blessing to the world.
Cry to God that His people may know this, that every believer is only to live for the interests of God and His kingdom. If this truth were preached and believed and practiced, what a revolution it would bring in our mission work. What a host of willing intercessors we should have. Plead with God to work it by the Holy Spirit.
How to Pray: Then Peter said, …such as I have I give thee …The Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the beginning …God gave them the same gift as he did unto us. ~Acts 3:6; 11:15, 17.
As you pray for this great blessing on God’s people, the Holy Spirit taking entire possession of them for God’s service, yield yourself to God, and claim the gift anew in faith. Let each thought of feebleness or shortcoming only make you more urgent in prayer for others; as the blessing comes to them, you too will be helped. With every prayer for conversions or mission work, pray that God’s people may know how wholly they belong to Him..
My prayer for the day week:
Results and Reflections of my Prayer: