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Prayer Is Important!

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“And if we know that he (God) hears us – whatever we ask – we know that  we have what we asked of him.”   1 John 5:15

Have you ever asked yourself this question: I wonder if prayer really works?  Have you ever been praying about something and it feels like Satan whispers to you, “This is a waste of time. Why are you doing this?  Forget it!  What do you think you’re doing?  God is not listening. Don’t waste your time.”

When confronted with these thoughts we need to remember that prayer works because God is in control. The basis of all miracles is God’s sovereignty.  Why does He do one and not another?  Because God is in control.  We have to trust His wisdom and His goodness. God tells us that  “ ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9).  We may not understand God’s way, but we need to trust it.

Ephesians 3:20 says, “God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes.” (LB)

Prayer can do whatever God can do.  God’s resources are available to you and to me.  Over 20 times in the New Testament it says, “Ask.”  It’s encouraging to know that when things are out of my control, they are not out of God’s.  I may not be able to change a situation, but I can pray and God can change it.

This Sunday evening we want you to focus on prayer. To assist with this focus we are providing 2 options for you.

Option#1 – The church has purchased a limited number of tickets to see the Christian movie “War Room.” The showing is at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday at Wandermere Village Centre Cinima and the cost is $5.00 per ticket.  This movie shares a strong message about prayer. Call the church office to purchase your tickets, or you can purchase tickets at the door for $8.50.

Option#2 – I will meet at the church for our regularly scheduled “Call to Prayer.” That begins at 6:00 p.m.

I encourage you to choose one of the options and focus on the power of prayer in your lives.

I am looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Blessings

Pastor Bill