Weekly prayer - wont you commit?

Posted by Admin ~ October 22nd, 2008. Filed under: Pastor's Blog

All,

In 2nd Chronicles 20:9 as Jehoshaphat prays we get a glimpse of the heart and mind of Israel at the time as they stood in the temple and prayed: ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’

This week I’m sending an early reminder that there is prayer Friday night at 7:30. We’ve been praying for our church for the last 4 weeks, we started well but now attendance has sharply declined.

I want to remind you that the things we’ve been petitioning God for haven’t all come to pass yet - things like a more permanent meeting place, more financial stability, stronger leadership and members, and more. We shouldn’t just pray in time of perceived need or only when it’s convenient, but we need an ongoing dialog with God.

Some of you have said that you pray at home for the church, I have no reason to doubt you but know that your physical presence at formal prayer meetings is deeply significant. There’s solidarity, there’s unity, there’s a show of support and commitment before God and your fellow Calvary Chapel mates. You are saying to the pastor and leadership “I will stand with my church”, you are saying to God “we are standing together as a church”.

Wont you consider committing to our weekly time of prayer? Each meeting is typically less than an hour - yet for 7 days following, the church and our lives are noticeably impacted. This is what we want!

The time is 7:30 pm at the church office. Between now and then I’m praying that you’ll be there!

Pastor G