"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
Sometimes we pray and sometimes we don't.
Sometimes prayer seems to be the last resort.
Sometimes all we can do is pray.
Have we learned that we need to pray all the time?
Let's praise God for who He is. List in your mind all the characteristics that describe Him...
Praise God for the blessings He gave you. List them... Long list, huh?
Praise God for adopting you.
Praise God for the Psalms, for providing for Southtown, for helping us love Him, each other and those far from Him.
Praise God for a successful Ice Cream Social on Wednesday night. Praise God for the team of Arkansas youth who came and served Southtown this past week.
Praise God that more groups will be coming in August to bless us with construction and renovation work on our building. Praise God for Hank & Angi Harris being trained and equipped to plant a new church.
Praise God for training us to be more of a disciple-making church family.
Let's pray for God's will be done in our lives and at Southtown.
Pray for VBS this coming week...
Pray for our love of Scripture to grow.
Pray for our love for each other to grow.
Pray that our love for those far from God will grow.
Pray for a season of conversion growth.
Pray for those considering Baptism.
Pray for me and our other church leaders.
“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.”
Ephesians 6:18-20 NLT