“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,”
I cannot really explain it. Maybe it’s the “weight” of all that’s been happening in our world these past few months. But, I feel a real urgency about prayer like I have at few times in my life before. I can only conclude that this must be a call from my Lord to pray, and perhaps a challenge to you as well. One thing seems sure, the problems facing us at this time defy any human solution! We’re in desperate need for God to step in and do something for us. Historically, he has been willing to do so in response to his people’s prayers.
So that is my commitment. Since we are not able to meet in D-Groups this summer, it is my intention to come to Rockport each Wednesday at 7 PM for an hour of prayer. The other elders have agreed that, as long as least one of us is in town, this is what we should do. It is my hope the Lord will move the hearts of many of you to join as well. We will keep things simple. We will begin with a song to help direct our hearts toward heaven, if there are enough present to sing. Someone will give a brief exhortation from God’s Word to embolden us to prayer. And then we will pray. (Oh how we need prayer!)
And please understand, I am not making any kind of judgement about those who cannot join me. I understand that it is a busy time in many of our lives. With businesses now re-opening, many are working overtime. There are families to raise, activities to attend. These are all good things. And yet in my heart I am convinced there is a greater need for prayer, for simply trusting Jesus and determining to ask and keep asking for His help and grace until He gives them. I will gladly pray alone, or with two or three or ten others. All I know is, we really need prayer. And so in hope, I plan to take God up on His promises and ask for His help until He gives it!
Glad to have you join me as you are able!