The season of Lent invites us to take on spiritual disciplines and live into our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. Prayer is central to our walk with Christ and is a discipline that helps us grow spiritually. Also, our prayers are powerful, and interceding for others in prayer is an opportunity for us to share one another’s burdens.

James, in his New Testament epistle, encourages us to be a people of prayer. In chapter 5 he writes to the church, saying:

Are any among you sick?

They should call for the elders of the church

    and have them pray over them,

    anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.

The prayer of faith will save the sick,

    and the Lord will raise them up;

    and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.

Therefore confess your sins to one another,

    and pray for one another,

    so that you may be healed.

James 5:14–16a

As you may know, there are a number of our members and friends who are struggling with cancer and other illnesses. This Sunday, we will have a special prayer service to bring these individuals and families before God. We believe that our prayers are powerful and effective. Not only that, but God hears our prayers and responds.

So, please join us on Sunday at 6 pm as we lift one another up to God in prayer. You can participate in the service in person or online. Let’s join hands and pray for our family and friends,

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.