A Call to Pray
Talking with the Lord (prayer) helps us lighten our burdens and experience peace during troubling times while learning to trust that we are his children and he will provide for us. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his book Life Together, says that the physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer. That’s family. We are encouraged to do life together at CrossRoads in small groups because we are a large family. We can offer each other the gift of listening then take what we hear to God in prayer. In community-in family-the highs and lows of life can be shared with others and carried by many. Now is the time to share our burdens with our family-our community- so that we can all take them to God in prayer …together. Praying for each other is one way we care for one another. The Lord asks us to come to him with our prayers, in a quiet place with simple words. He knows what is in our hearts so coming to him in prayer isn’t complicated, it’s just us showing him that we know he is in control. Join us as we lift up our family and their needs during these really hard financial times.
Heavenly Father- Jehovah Jireh,
Thank you for being the God Who Provides. Thank you that you care about your people and their needs. Thank you for the church family at CrossRoads. Forgive us when we forget to pray for each other. Show us how to care for one another. We are in a time of economic strain as a community. There are those among us who are overwhelmed with financial burdens, who need to find employment and provide for their families. Lord open doors of opportunity for the people of Red Deer and show them where to find meaningful work. Provide projects for local business owners and protect the jobs of their employees. Let no family be without food or home as they try to pay their bills each month. Bring your people out of debt and financial ruin so that they may glorify you and your great deeds. Make us aware of the needs of those around us and show us how to care for each other as a family. Your Word tells us to call on you in our day of trouble and you will supply all of our needs. Lord we are dependent on you, lead us in the way we should go. Help us to lean on You during these difficult times so that we would learn to lean on you all the time.
In Jesus Name, Amen