The prayer ministry of Faith Reformed Church invites you to engage in a daily life of prayer. It is our desire to stir up the hearts of the people of our congregation and community to prayer and a richer walk with the Lord. The bible tells us that we should “.. pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:16) and “…pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests … always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18) for “…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)
Pastor’s Prayer for this Week
Dear God and Heavenly Father, thank you for letting me know the true meaning of Christmas, so that it may be a time of worship for me, as well as a time of celebration. Thank you for blessing me with the love and the light and the life of Jesus Christ. I thank you for the gift of Christmas, and the grace that I have found in Christ, the Eternal Word Incarnate, my saviour and my God. I pray that in your mercies you may bring light and life to all, and that many may discover the true meaning of Christmas, and be blessed, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
We have started a collection of Classic Prayers for you to meditate on. Please click here to access.
Message for the month of January: “It’s never too late to be born again and start anew.”
The spirit of God will guide you in any confusion. You do not know what lies ahead. In fact, you do not know what will happen in the next minute. But the Holy Spirit does. He can lead you unerringly in his ways if you are willing to wait on him and accept his counsel.
The Spirit of God will comfort you in your heartaches. Grief and loss are part of the human existence. The Holy Spirit tenderly sustains and upholds you in such seasons. The Greek word for the designation of the Holy Spirit as Counsellor is, parakletos, that is, “one called alongside to help and aid.” What a marvellous description of the One whom God gives to us to experience his transcendent peace.
Pray for the names I have listed. We all need prayerful help and thankfulness for the Holy Spirit, our comforter and counsel.
- Dave, Elsie, Ellen and Dave Jr.
- Dick, Judy, Dylan, and Hailey
- Tom, Heather and family
- Dave, Nancy, and Kim
- Eric, Jocelyn and Riley
A scripture to meditate on: Psalm 139: 23-24. (23) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. (24) See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
My prayer for all, love one another as we are all God’s children, one family. Make us aware Lord of the Spirit’s constant presence. Thank you, Holy Spirit, that you are willing to give me God’s peace in any circumstance. I receive it gratefully. Sustain me with your peace. ❤️🙏
There are many concerns at present to pray for. I have listed some of my concerns. We need to pray continually. There is power in prayer.
- The pandemic to end and all be vaccinated soon.
- People who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.
- All essential workers and people working in services for us.
- People suffering with depression and other mental disorders.
- The elderly in our community and those in nursing homes.
- People who feel anxiety due to this pandemic.
- People who have lost their jobs and sources of income.
- World hunger.
- People in abusive situations.
- Children in our community and around the world.
- Children’s bible studies.
- Bible study teachers.
- Local and world leaders.
- Churches in our community and around the world.
- Pastor Ricardo and Lilia.
- Missionary work.
- Thankfulness for the unconditional love and grace of Jesus.
Pastor Ricardo has started a Prayer Meeting on Saturday mornings, twice a month (every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month) from 10 to 11 am. All are invited to come for this time of quietness and voluntary communal prayers (nothing else but prayers). You may come for an hour or for 10 minutes, and you may arrive late or leave before it ends. It’s all fine. That’s the idea.
A Faith Church Prayer Chain is organized that prayer concerns may be brought before the Lord by the congregation as a whole. Prayer concerns may be given to Nancy (contact information in the Church Directory) for inclusion in the Prayer Chain.