Betty and I (Michael) are back in Ontario to finalise the sale of our home in Oakville, Ontario. Please, be in prayer for us as we sift through our possessions and decide what will go in the bin and what we will bring back with us for the drive back to Elmsdale PE. We need your prayers.
As I was reading the Bible in OneYear (BIOY) app, by Nicky Gumbel, the reading today focused on the power of prayer. Listen to what Gumbel writes:
In February 2016, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York called for a great wave of prayer for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday. The week culminated in beacon events in six cathedrals around the United Kingdom over the Pentecost weekend. All the cathedrals were packed out. Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 Prayer, described, ‘a groundswell; a movement from the grassroots up’. He said he had been very moved to hear of one boy who’d prayed for five friends, three of whom had since become Christians!
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, asked people to pray for three things: ‘That all Christians find new life in Jesus Christ… that all those you meet… might see something of Jesus… for the church to overflow with the reality of the presence of Jesus.
One boy prayed for five and three became followers of Christ. Pray with us at Elmsdale as we lift up 100 souls for our upcoming 100th anniversary on July 23 2017. Pray that the God of power and love may grant our request for the glory and honour of His holy Name. Pray also that the church may overflow with the reality of the presence of Jesus.
Prayer is powerful. It is, as Charles Haddon Spurgeon put it, ‘the slender nerve that moves the muscles of omnipotence.’ Prayer has the power to change circumstances, other people and even the course of history. (BIOY) Intercessors of God join together in changing history — Jesus style. Let us pray!