Shepherd to Sheep
"And they were continually themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
I can't wait for Saturday morning and Sunday service declared one brother as he excitedly shared with the group of guys gathered for prayer. He was fired up as he sought to just talk story about his week with the guys before praying. It's so good as the body gathers to put into practice Acts 2:42. With all that has gone on this past year with Covid, the "new norm" for some may be distance learning, little or abbreviated fellowship and lack of the Lord's table, all key elements in the life of the believer. One writer said: "The Christian life is not meant to be lived in isolation. A single coal will soon lose its fire and become cold; but coals piled together will maintain an intense heat." Would we continue to be piled together that the love of Jesus Christ would burn with intensity in our midst.
Covid Relief - The far-reaching effects of this past year's covid intrusion is on-going with change-ups in jobs, schools, employment, finances, sports, related activities, and even in how we worship. Continue to pray for our community and opportunities to minister.
River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.
Our church family - As many are sheltered in place during this COVID outbreak, rundown a list you may formulate in your mind and keep one another in prayer during this time of isolation.
COVID-19 prayer - As this global pandemic continues to take lives and so dramatically change the lifestyles of all, pray that hearts would be turned to the Lord, and people receive His saving grace and mercy. Pray for our first responders and our doctors, nurses and caregivers who minister so faithfully on the very front line of this COVID-19 outbreak.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.