Throughout the gospel accounts, Jesus is often found retreating somewhere quiet to spend time talking to his father in heaven. When he wrestled with the prospect of the crucifixion, he prayed, with the result that he was empowered and committed to trusting his father’s will (see Mark 14.32-42).
And praying not only reflects that we are in a trusting relationship with God, but the Bible teaches us that when we pray, God acts. Our prayers have an eternal impact - crumbs! That should encourage us to pray more!
So, let’s get praying! It’s a vital part of our life as a church family and we’re going to pray 24 hours a day, for a whole week in the Tiger Crypt: October 24th-30th.
Why the need for such a week in one venue, rather than at home alone? Well, the room will mean: no phones ringing, doorbells bing-bonging or children playing! There will be ideas of what to pray for around the room, so we’ll be united in our prayer topics for a week. And, it’s a great way for individuals, families and Connect Groups, to devote a chunk of time to be spent with our heavenly father, who delights in his children talking to him.
Look out for the sign up sheet, and let’s seize this opportunity, amid frenetic lives, to spend time talking to our wonderful father in heaven and being involved in eternal activities!