Thursday, February 21, 2013
Taking another look at my healthy snacks that are throwing me up to the limits of my range. And also looking to revamp a job a church.
I am the email prayer forwarder for my church. If someone has an prayer request, they email me and I forward it onto the rest of the members that have email. And then I add the name of the person requesting prayer to the church bulletin. Then there is the telephone committee, who is supposed to call those without email with the prayer requests. Well, that is the way it was supposed to be and I assumed it was happening. So the ball was dropped. All we can do is try again.
Why do we even bother passing prayer requests? It is really important that when someone asks for prayer that as many prayer warriors as we can reach, pray. And it is really important for the church as a body to know the needs of its community. And it is really important for people, inside and outside the church, requesting prayer to know they are indeed being prayer for.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:14-16
Many a prayer is too long by twenty lines. It is smothered under a bed-full of words. There are times when a Christian man can pray from hour to hour; but it is a great mistake when brethren measure their supplications by the clock. The great matter is not how long you pray, but how earnestly you pray. Consider the life of the prayer rather than the length of the prayer. If your prayer reaches to heaven it is long enough. What longer can it need to be? If it does not reach the Lord, though it occupied you for a week, it would not be long enough to be of use. -From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "To Souls In Agony." .
God bless us with earnest prayers from our mouths to Your ears.