Friends, prayer is vital to all we undertake here at the Cathedral. We need God’s strength to be his people in this place, seeking to obey his word in all our thoughts, words and deeds. As Paul writes to the Christians in Philippi he is very clear on the necessity of prayer—he writes (13-6):
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
We too share in gospel ministry through our fellowship in church here at Geraldton. We too can be confident God will continue to work our his sovereign purposes in the lives of all of us and those yet to place their trust in Jesus as Lord. As you reflect on your praying this week may I again pose some questions to ponder:
- are we using our parish directory to get to know other church members and then to regularly pray for them?
- do we use our church bulletins to remind us to pray for weekly activities at church? for our services? for our Bible study groups? for our children and youth groups? for men’s breakfast and women’s morning tea meetings?
- are we praying for open hearts to God’s word as we come meet together for church or have we hardened ourselves to hearing his message to us?
- do we pray for a generous and gracious spirit of service?
May we all grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Gary