‘To pray is an admission and an expression of dependence’ – Alastair Begg
It’s an amazing privilege to pray – to come before the living God to seek him on behalf of others. It amazes me just how much Paul prayed in his letters; first and foremost he prayed for the spiritual well being of the church. It’s not that he didn’t care for the physical well being or the persecution and suffering they faced but he wanted Christians to see how dependent we should be on God. By nature we like to think we are independent creatures but the truth is, especially at times like these, we need to depend on Him because we can not fix things only He can!
We all find prayer hard – Paul knew this and encouraged us to keep ‘praying at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.’ (Ephesians 6.18). One of the ways we can encourage one another to pray ‘at all times’ and with ‘all perseverance’ is to join together in prayer. No matter how I’m feeling, I always find praying with others uplifting and refocuses me on the Lord. So please do join the Virtual Prayer Gathering this Monday 20th from 8-9 pm. All are welcome – all of us can pray whether it’s silently or out loud. Please see instructions attached here.
Please also be thinking about those you know who might like to join the next Case for Christ course starting on Tuesday 21st April at 7.45 pm. For further information contact Andrew Beswetherick or Wendy Goldthorpe at email@example.com
Finally, please do join us via the website for the online Sunday service at 10 am, with material for children’s groups.
I really do look forward to seeing you live on Monday for the Prayer Gathering.
Yours in Christ, Eddie