Posted by: John G. Reed
in Frank's Blog on 17, Oct, 2014
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Twice this week while I was walking in our main building a person came up to me and shared a deep concern. They were each having tests for a serious medical matter and they asked for prayer.
In each case I stopped with them right where we were...in the middle of the room, with others nearby, and I prayed for them. And later I continued to pray for them.
Every week there are people around us who are waiting for the results of medical tests or procedures. Others are facing or recovering from surgery. And many others have family, personal, financial or other concerns that are heavy on their mind and heart.
And almost everyone realizes that in facing such things there is great power in prayer.
Recently another person shared with me that they aren't sure HOW to pray. And I am planning to meet with them personally to talk about this. I want to help them connect to this power.
Weekly our church prayer lists are long...as about 20 new prayer requests come in from our blue prayer cards in the pews...other requests come in through our web site...and yet others text, email or tell us of a prayer need.
We have a large group of people on our prayer chain, who are weekly emailed or mailed prayer requests, and commit to praying for the people involved.
And Trinity pastors gather to pray for the people on those lists every Wednesday, and privately pray as well.
Bible scholar William Barclay wrote this about prayer:
THE LOVE OF GOD WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR US.
THE WISDOM OF GOD KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US.
THE POWER OF GOD CAN ACCOMPLISH IT.
May your prayers be often, and may they always end with the words of Jesus' prayer.
THY WILL BE DONE.
Pastor Frank Fowler