Hello and welcome to the prayer chain ministry,
As you all know prayer is a vital part of living the Christian life and it is such a privilege to be able to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ. For those of you that are prayer warriors and have participated in a prayer ministry before, you understand completely the importance and diligence that is required when taking up this responsibility. For others, this may be a new and exciting challenge for you. And we welcome you with open arms.
Please allow me the liberty to share a few thoughts on prayer. When we pray do you realize that we have the ear of the Divine. Isn’t that a jaw dropping thought? That should make us all want to drop to our knees and rejoice. Prayer is the place where burdens are shifted. But prayer doesn’t just happen, it requires a little initiative on our part. That’s why I hope that you recognize the responsibility in which you signed up for. At some point all of us have probably been the beneficiary of someone else’s prayers. Times when we were hurting and vulnerable. Didn’t we take comfort in the fact that we were being lifted up to the One who hears, the One who comforts and the One who answers prayers. So please take this prayer chain seriously, and diligently pray for those who are in need. This is not a forum to gain personal information about others but a place where we genuinely and wholeheartedly pray for the needs of others.
If you have a prayer request or know of someone who wants to submit a prayer request please have them send it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org For those that do not have access to email, they can call the church office at 239.642.6233. If you have any questions please contact me via email me, phone or catch me at church. I attend the first service.
The following are just a few verses if you would like to refresh your memory on what the scriptures say about prayer:
- 2 Kings 4:33 – He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the Lord
- Romans 1:9 – God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you
- 2 Thess. 1:11 – With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.
- Psalm 138:3 – When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
Let me close with this scripture verse: “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” Colossians 4:2
In His Mighty Grip,
A Healing Testimony…
The following is a video from Ron Wooten, who is a stage 4 cancer survivor. He has shared his testimony of how the Lord brought healing to his body. The Lord always hears our prayers and answers according to His will and plan.
Sometimes God will decide NOT to answer such prayers in the manner we would like. Why not? Because God always sees a bigger picture than we do, and he knows of an ultimate good that will result from allowing the present course to continue. Our heavenly Father knows best of all, since he is indeed all-knowing and all-wise. He knows that a BETTER purpose will be accomplished by NOT answering our prayers; so we must trust His wisdom.
God brought restoration of health for Ron and now he wants to share that testimony with you. We hope and pray that you will be encouraged through his testimony.