I ain’t too proud to ask…
As you may or may not know this is a pretty new role for me. What I do know is that Fall and Winter can be very busy times in the life of a church. Everything kicks back up in the fall, and then fall leads into Christmas. And not long after Christmas comes Easter. So, there’s a good chance I might be overwhelmed in the next few months. It’s all good stuff, and I’m super excited about it all. In fact, I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in the life of our church over the next 8 months.
All that aside, there are other reasons I need your prayers. And that is this, this is a spiritual battle we are fighting. And when a church gets on mission there are other things that want to see that work stopped. Let me say this in no uncertain terms. If we as the church aren’t praying for our church we are sunk.
I think we should all be committed to praying for our church every day. “Of course He thinks that, He works there.” You probably just said to yourself in your head. And that’s right, I do work here. But praying for the church and church leaders is very important and very biblical. Paul requests prayer a whole bunch of times from the early church. If Paul needed prayer, how much more do I need it!!!
Here are a few Bible verses that mention the idea of being devoted to prayer:
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.”
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope,patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved
Lastly, if you have some time, would you watch this video? You can skip forward about 20 minutes if you don’t want to listen to the music from this service. But, if you can make time, please take the time and watch this video and then pray for me in the way that he talks about praying for their pastor.