"Do not stop praying for miracles, because the world needs all of them that it can get. Every time you hear about one, remember you are getting a preview of the kingdom that is to come. But also remember that there is simply no fail-safe formula for success here, which is a real relief for those of us who cannot seem to ring the bell. Maybe we cannot do it because that is not our job. Do not fear; only believe and trust! That is our job. The rest is up to God."
C.S. Lewis’s book, “Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer,” is an excellent book on prayer. He makes some keen observations about our need to be honest before God.
We pray to God as we read in Philippians: “making our requests known to God.” But if we say that God is omniscient and knows everything why do we need to give God the details?! Did not our Lord remind us that our “heavenly Father knows you need all these things”?
This Sunday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. is our annual Outdoor Worship. The service on the front lawn will include two fun readings by our church members. We will be singing the Woody Guthrie song, “This Land Is Your Land. This Land Is My Land.” Following worship will be our Ice Cream Social. After your kids get good and sticky, we will be heading over to the church manse (9 Pearl Street) for water games! Bring your own lawn chair and a friend ...