John Wesley once said "God does nothing except in response to believing prayer."
Six Points Church has been, is and will be a praying church. We must be, for if we are not then we have forsaken our commitment to the Lord, abandoned our desire to reach the lost with the good news and neglected our duty to persevere as we have been taught and shown.
For 134 years this church has been a beacon of light in our community and that light was tended daily with prayer. We have been people of prayer, a place of prayer and committed to prayer; and we must continue to be if we hope to continue in God's grace.
And commitment to prayer is tested most in the hard times. When our prayers seem to go unanswered, do we give up? When the world is falling apart do we forsake time with the Lord or do we recommit ourselves?
A few weeks ago at our MLT meeting, our ministry leaders and I spent our whole meeting in prayer. We prayed for our ministry areas, our volunteers and each other. It was good and it was needed to remind us who this church really belongs to.
Yesterday at a Wesleyan Pastors gathering, we spent pretty much the whole time in prayer. These gatherings are normally a time of training or encouragement, but we devoted it all to praying for our churches and movement.
I believe that we, the people of Six Points, must likewise band together and commit ourselves to prayer for our church. Let us be like the Persistent Widow in Luke 18 and not give up. We must be people of prayer.
I would ask you specifically pray for
-the Gellert family and Logan's cancer treatments
-the Capshaw family and Elwood Central Wesleyan as they mourn the death of their husband, father and pastor
-the sick among us
-our church and leadership as we seek to navigate tricky waters