Last Sunday, Pastor Lawrence continued on the theme of ‘Spiritual Development’ with the topic of “The Word of God”. He taught us how “the Unchanging Word Can Change Us” and our need to spend time daily reading God’s word which is authoritative, revelational, inspirational, trustworthy, simple and sufficient.
Before this topic on the word, he taught the church on the subject of prayer. He started this topic by teaching us on the 6 ‘A’s of the Lord’s Prayer (approach, adore, align, ask, admit, appreciate). At the same time, upon the agreement of the leadership, the church prayer time was changed to Monday nights from 9 to 10pm which Pastor Lawrence dubbed the ‘Awesome Hour’. Our vision is that the prayer time will be like the 120 who gathered in the upper room and their united prayer attracted the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. It is our earnest desire that the Lord will do supernatural acts of healing and deliverance in this weekly hour of prayer. We want to encourage all those in need of healing and those who are in need of a miracle to come and join us in prayer together that the power of God may be released upon us. In this hour, we practise the ‘harp and bowl’ style of intercession where we worship and pray in tandem. As we worship, the presence of God comes upon us and the Holy Spirit inspires or reveals the mind of Christ to different individuals who can release it through prophetic prayers. We also have a PowerPoint slide of needs of the nation and the church to guide our prayers as well. The good turnouts over the last four Monday nights show that this church believes in the power of prayer and we want to encourage you to come and experience God’s presence and power weekly.
Prayer and the Word of God are keys to our spiritual development. Do you remember this Sunday school song?
‘Read your Bible, pray everyday; pray everyday, pray everyday. Read your Bible, pray everyday and you’ll grow, grow, grow……’
Let us take heed to the refrain. Read God’s word and pray daily and we will grow spiritually.
Pastor Ron Hee