Each week people reach out to us for prayer. Life can be tough and endlessly complex. Here are some of the needs we have received over the past couple of weeks:
- Pray for my 5 year daughter who is battling cancer
- I’m in hospital waiting for a heart transplant.
- Please pray . . . I’m struggling.
- Ask God to help me pull through.
- I feel like I’m fighting for my life.
- I need a miracle.
- Pray for my family.
- I’m 37 with MS.
Each Wednesday at noon, people drop by our church to pray. As we gathered yesterday, I was reminded again of the power and mystery of prayer. I don’t pretend to understand all there is to know about prayer. Many things about prayer and how God responds to prayer is a mystery to me. But, by faith I believe that God’s activity is closely related to the offering of human prayer. In 2 Corinthians 2:8—11 the Apostle Paul writes,
“And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing. You and your prayers are part of the rescue operation—I don’t want you in the dark about that either. I can see your faces even now, lifted in praise for God’s deliverance of us, a rescue in which your prayers played such a crucial part”(MSG).
At a crucial time in Paul’s life and ministry, the prayers of the believers at Corinth played a part in a display of divine power that rescued Paul from death and caused the gospel to advance. The gracious favor that Paul experienced came from the God of all comfort and hope in answer to the prayers of many. God works in our lives in response to prayer.
I’d like to invite you to do two things:
First, if you need prayer, contact us. At Elim, we take your request very seriously and we will be praying for you. I want you to understand that whatever is happening right now in your life, God is there. God is before you, ahead of you, all around you. In this very moment God is in your circumstances, in your sickness, in your fight against sin. He stands before and above your loss – he is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. If you would like us to pray for you, simply drop us a message on our Facebook page or Prayer Request Form
Secondly, if you live in the St. John’s area, join us at 565 Kenmount Road each Wednesday at noon for prayer. You can drop in at any time between Noon and 1:00 pm.