Happy New Year!
This week on Wednesday we’re doing something new. From now till May (we’ll re-evaluate and see then) the second Wednesday of the month we’re going to have what we call concerts of prayer. Two opportunities are available for you. Nic Martin will facilitate a prayer time from 11:30 am till noon and I will facilitate one from 6:30-7:00 pm. Our focus will be different from week to week – praying for our missionaries to health concerns to church matters and of course individual requests.
We will no doubt read Scripture, but this isn’t meant to be a teaching time but a time to pray. One cannot help but notice how the early church devoted themselves to praying together. Young couples, I would suggest you take turns. One stay home this month, and the other the following month watching the kids. If you don’t want to drive in the dark – the morning slot is available. If you are free during one of these times, we would encourage you to come – and to pray with us.
DA Carson writes, “The one thing we most urgently need … is a deeper knowledge of God … We are a culture of the spiritually stunted. So much of our religion is packaged to address our felt needs – and these are almost uniformly anchored in the pursuit of our own happiness … One of the foundational steps in knowing God … is prayer – spiritual, persistent, biblically minded prayer.”