Pastor Allan welcomed everyone and I took notes about the service
Our Sunday morning Service began with an opening prayer by one of our young men.
Bible Teacher Linda shared a hand out about the Gospel and presented a short admonition. A young man led the worship as he sang and played his guitar while the other instruments accompanied him.
Pastor Allan began speaking; The last several weeks we have taught on different kinds of prayer and that prayer is the foundation of our Christian walk with God. The only way we can learn to pray is to just do it.
Begin by expressing what is in your heart. Pray in your secret place or where ever you are. Lift up a prayer through out the day.
Jesus gave us a model of how to pray. Worship first, ask for God’s will, and your needs. Ask for forgiveness but be willing to forgive others. Request to be delivered from evil and not to be tempted, and exalt His name.
Pastor then asked two young men to pass out a gift pen to everyone and then a half sheet of blank paper. He requested us to write out a prayer to God that has not yet been answered. Time was given to do this.
Then Pastor asked us to fold the paper in half and exchange it with a neighbor not looking at the prayer. Pastor asked us to hold up the prayer paper and pray for it. Next he asked us to walk to the rear of the church and pin the prayers to the bulletin board and then return to your seat.
Pastor stated that God is working on those requests and now he asked if anyone needed physical healing to raise their hand. Many hands went up.
Pastor requested that we pray for those near us that God would administer healing to them now.
He reminded us that we are sitting at the table and it is up to us to take and eat. God desires an active church and we have a responsibility to conform to his will.
As a church we are going to be proactive in prayer. We pray over our city and stand up for what is right. We ask God to separate the wheat from the chaff and establish His will in this place. God desires a holy people.
Pray for the peace of
God is requiring a willing heart to conform and make choices pleasing to God.
Pastor closed with a short prayer:
"Lord continue to reveal to us how to pray so that your will is accomplished on earth as it is in heaven."