Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - Corner of 6th and Main Streets - Royersford, PA

Grace Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Growing Together Through God's Grace

 About Prayer

 

Can you believe another year has come and gone and another year stretches before us? How can we make this a better year than last? It’s once again time to make our resolutions to ourselves. What promises can we make to ourselves or better yet, to our God? This year I promise Him that I will be a better “pray”er. The past few years I’ve written about others’ ideas on prayer. What are the best ways, the best seasons, some techniques, etc.? I am going to list a few things that God tells us about prayer in His Word, the BIBLE. Perhaps some of these verses will help you in your prayer life for 2018:

Matthew 6:6 “When you pray, you should go into your room and close the door and pray to your Father who cannot be seen. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you”.

John 16:23-24 “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy will be the fullest possible joy.”

Luke 18:14b “All who make themselves great will be made humble, but all who make themselves humble will be made great.”
 
Ephesians 6:18 “Pray in the spirit at all times with all kinds of prayer, asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready and never give up. Always pray for all God’s people.”
 
James 4:3 “Or when you ask, you do not receive because the reason you ask is wrong. You want things so you can use them for your own pleasure.”
 
Mark 11:25 “When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins”

Happy “PRAYERFUL” New Year!


Prayer Vigil this month: Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 10AM-4PM Grace’s Sanctuary, Come in the front door!
 
Sue Perry / Prayer Coordinator


 This Months Prayer Focus

1. Peaceful, happy New Year
2. Commitment to adhering to our resolutions
3. Sleep (Festival of Sleep Day)
4. The Blind (Braille Day)
5. Our wonderful abundant lives (Celebration of Life Week)
6. Technology/inventions (Telegraph demonstrated 1838)
7. Health (Lose Weight and Feel Great Month)
8. All types of music (Rock and Roll Day)
9. Stepfathers (Stepfathers Day)
10. Our uniqueness (Peculiar People Day)
11. Aviators (Amelia Earhart Day)
12. Our friends (Secret Pal Day)
13. Patriotic Songs (Stephen Foster Memorial Day)
14. Clean desks! (Clean Off Your Desk Day)
15. Martin Luther King Day
16. Nothing/Be Still & know That I Am God (National Nothing Day)
17. Organizing (Get Organized Month)
18. Children’s fantasy and creativity (Winnie the Pooh Day)
19. Whole grains (Popcorn Day)
20. Appreciation of God’s Creation (Penguin Awareness Day)
21. Hugs (National Hugging Day)
22. Reading (National book Week)
23. God’s abundance of food (Pie Day)
24. Compliments (National Compliment Day)
25. Modern medical miracles (First heart transplant 1964)
26. School nurses (School Nurse Day)
27. Light (Electric light patented 1880)
28. Astronauts (Christa McAuliffe Day/Challenger exploded in 1986)
29. Flowers (Carnation Day)
30. People with Glaucoma (Glaucoma Awareness Week)
31. The poor (Poverty in America Month)


Prayer Vigils:
First Saturday of every month from 10AM-4PM in Grace’s sanctuary.
The front door will be open.