Prayer

May 2018

  …In Prayer Ministry

After Paul specifically lists the (pieces of armor), he asks us to pray. E.M. Bounds reminds us, “Note carefully that a Christian’s armor will benefit us nothing, unless we add prayer. This is the pivot, the connecting link of the Armor of God. This holds us together, renders it effective. Ephesians 6:18 reads. Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in the prayers for all Christians everywhere.

Prayer is the process of fellowshipping with God until your heart and His heart beat as one. It is not a casual experience, It is a Spiritual Warfare.

Some examples of ways our enemy, Satan, can oppose the truth. 1 Peter 5:8 Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring li-on, looking for some victim to devour.

1 John 5:18-19 . We know that those who have become part of God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot get his hands on them. C. S. Lewis made this comment about Satan and his fall-en angles. ” There are two equal and opposite errors into which we can fall! One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. Either way the Devil is pleased by both errors !

Armor yourself with the belt of truth (Ephesians 6:14) , the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace,( 6:15)shield of faith, helmet of Salvation, (6:17) sword of the spirit.

It is GOD’s word that teaches us how to put on Christ and His Grace, so that we are fitly armed! This armor will avail us nothing, unless PRAYER is added. This is the pivot, the connecting link of the armor of God. This (prayer) holds it together & renders it effective!

submitted by Eileen Patrick

 

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The Dream Team intercessors pray specifically for the needs of our pastor and his family. The prayers are communicated every 2 weeks via email or printed up by the office staff for those without email. The Prayer Chain is communicated via email. The prayers are generated from the bulletin Friendship cards, email and phone calls. The PRT (Prayer Responsibility Team) assignments go out to member’s church mail boxes at the beginning of each month. Each month a different church ministry is rotated through each box. These prayers are for the at home prayer support of Immanuel’s ministries.

Immanuel’s Story told in…. 

In Prayer Shawl Ministry:

A Prayer Shawl is meant to be given to anyone (male or female, including children) who has had surgery, been diagnosed with an illness, lost a loved one or is dealing with a hardship.

Prayers are said while the shawl is being made, that recipients may feel comfort and love as they wrap themselves in it. Shawls are available in the Fellowship Hall in the far right hand corner on the cabinet shelves. Please be sure to check/sign the book saying to whom you are giv-ing a shawl because we don’t want to duplicate.

Please let me know of anyone you believe should receive one of these Prayer Shawls.

Thank you, and if any questions, please feel free to call or contact me at 218-546-6065 or by email mmmlarson@crosbyironton.net.

Marsha Larson