The question of when we will be gathering together again has been the subject of much prayer and discussion by our church’s leadership. We are asking God for wisdom as we attempt to follow the guidelines of New York State and New York City regarding the timing for reopening our church campus. At the same time, we are making plans and putting protocols in place to ensure your safety and well-being when we are able to meet again. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.  

In the meantime, we hope that you will continue to join us for Tuesday Prayer Onlinebeginning at 7pm; Sunday Worship Online, beginning at 9am; and weekday Devotions Onlinebeginning at 10am. We also invite you to check the Churchwide Announcements on our home page to learn about additional online events for each member of your family.

Don't Put It Off!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

“…For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18b GNT)

When you are prompted in your heart to pray for someone, don’t put it off; don’t fall asleep; don’t let yourself get distracted by the devil.  You never know what that person might be going through or how timely it is for you to call on the Lord for them at the very moment you feel led to do so.  The person may not know they’re in trouble; or if they do, they may be so discouraged or far away from God that they’re unable to pray.  In fact, a lot of people needing God’s help aren’t praying, so God is stirring others to pray.  How amazing it is to realize that we can pray wherever we are now, and something can happen on the other side of the world as a result!  That’s the power of intercessory prayer.

We ourselves need to be on the receiving end of such prayer as well.  While the Lord is able to place us on someone’s heart at this very moment, the Bible also encourages us to ask for prayer.  The great apostle Paul had the humility and faith to ask the church in Ephesus to pray that God might give him the words and the boldness to speak when he opened his mouth to share the gospel (see Ephesians 6:19).  He believed in the power of prayer to accomplish the purposes of God.  The truth is that it doesn’t matter whether we are a layperson or a pastor; whether it’s a matter of a personal need or a desire to be more effective in the work of the Lord.  The bottom line is that we all need prayer.

So, today, whether you feel prompted in your heart to pray for someone, or you need to ask someone to pray for you, be encouraged to do so, even at this very moment!  Who knows what God has in store if we just believe!

Read Ephesians 6:18-24.

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