prayer is the battle!
Greetings! I trust you are all doing well in this very challenging time. I was reminded by an email I received (and will share later) from our denomination. I was reminded of something that has been a rallying cry from the birth of our church over 16 years ago. It’s something that is very applicable today and a very powerful weapon we have as the sons and daughters of God Almighty. We must remember that “Prayer is the battle!” It is time we take the offensive with this enemy virus. I want to remind you of what the Bible says to all of us:
“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.” Palms 107:28-30
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:13-14
Let’s use our powerful weapon of prayer and defeat our enemy! I received an email from our denomination, calling all churches to join together on Good Friday, April, 10, for a day of prayer and fasting. I want to strongly encourage you to join us as we pray and fast. Here is a link explaining this call and instructions for prayer: https://www.mcusa.org/prayfirst/good-Friday/ Let’s truly be the church in this challenging time and do what we are called to do: pray! As S.D. Gordon said, “Prayer strikes the winning blow…” Church, it is time we stand as the church and strike the winning blow. Please join in on Good Friday to pray and fast. And please invite everyone you know to join us on Easter Sunday to celebrate the power of God demonstrated in the resurrection. It is going to be a special time. Invite people to join us at our YouTube channel and ask them to subscribe. In this unprecedented time, let’s make this an unprecedented week where the church struck the winning blow and celebrated on Easter, where many people, searching for hope and answers, found it in a person—and His name is Jesus! Blessings, Mark