Pray, pray, pray

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.                                  

James 5:16b

 

 pray without ceasing
                                1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

Oh, what a state this world seems to be in. So many tragedies have happened over the past six weeks that it is almost unbearable. The last tragedy wasn’t a natural disaster, but a man-initiated one. The death toll is over 50, and those injured number over 500. My Facebook feed has exploded lopsidedly with posts for and against gun control, as well as with a smaller number of posts of prayers and well wishes for the victims and their families.

 

We need to pray. If you already are, great—let’s increase ‘em. If you aren’t praying, what better time to start than now? Regardless of our individual political leanings, let’s unite in prayer for not only Las Vegas, but Mexico City, Puerto Rico, the Texas gulf coast, Florida, and innumerable areas across our globe who are suffering.

Prayer Requests

  • For the victims of horrible tragedies
  • For the Lord to use us as His hands and feet in our world
  • For us to know the lessons to be learned in our trials, and for us to be able to thank Him in the middle of them
  • For us to seek His will in all things, and to be obedient
  • For those you've not seen in church in a while

 

Because of the scale and randomness of these tragedies, it would appear as if there’s not much that we can do. Perish the thought! We can pray in God’s will, thus being a part of His ultimate plan. Get in on what He is doing!

 

Quotes

 

“Faith is a perspective that sees power in weakness.”

 

“Worship isn’t an event to attend and watch. It is a lifestyle to be lived.”