FROM ELDER WARREN BECKES:
It was such a blessing to be with you and be able to present the message last Sunday. The topic of Prayer may not be the most challenging for all of us but for some of us it may be the most frightening part of our Christian walk. Because there is the chance that someone may ask us to use the tool of prayer, that God has gifted all of his people with, and to pray in public. There is also the fact that Prayer takes time and it makes us slow down if we are to do it with full submission and a focused humility. We should slow down so that the Holy Spirit has our full attention while He puts on our heart what He wants us to pray about.
If we think about, and consider, the (3) methods (Private, group and public) of prayer. Please join me in considering adding some intentional time in your personal (private) prayer time as well as considering joining in on an organized prayer (group) within the RVC body. You may also want to consider taking advantage of the prayer opportunities that God presents us with in the Spheres (public) of our influence, if you already don’t.
One of the comments that I received after service was a reminder of a point that I had intended to make but failed to. That was that when we are asked to pray for someone or something in someone else’s life we may be presented with a God appointed opportunity to witness to that person who may not know the Lord even though they want prayer. Seize the opportunity and engage them in a conversation about the importance of the Gospel.
Also, remember that we should be praying unceasingly. That doesn’t mean 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It does although mean that we should be praying for anyone about anything at any time no matter where we are, while using the Biblical examples that Jesus (Matthew 6:5-15), Paul (1Thessalonians 5:17,18,25) and James (James 5:13-16) present us with in the scriptures. Spend the rest of your life trying to wear out that Tool of Prayer.
Serving God together,