Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows and our breathing continues “without ceasing”; we are not even conscious of it, but it never stops. And we are not always conscious of Jesus keeping us in perfect oneness with God, but if we are obeying Him, He always is. Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life of the saint. Beware of anything that stops the offering up of prayer. “Pray without ceasing…”— maintain the childlike habit of offering up prayer in your heart to God all the time.
Jesus never mentioned unanswered prayer. He had the unlimited certainty of knowing that prayer is always answered. Do we have through the Spirit of God that inexpressible certainty that Jesus had about prayer, or do we think of the times when it seemed that God did not answer our prayer? Jesus said, “…everyone who asks receives…” (Matthew 7:8). Yet we say, “But…, but….” God answers prayer in the best way— not just sometimes, but every time. However, the evidence of the answer in the area we want it may not always immediately follow. Do we expect God to answer prayer?
The danger we have is that we want to water down what Jesus said to make it mean something that aligns with our common sense. But if it were only common sense, what He said would not even be worthwhile. The things Jesus taught about prayer are supernatural truths He reveals to us.
– Oswald Chambers
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, May 28th
10:00a.m. Sunday School
11:00a.m. Morning Service – Pastor John Bodner
5:00p.m. Special Prayer Time
6:30p.m. Evening Service – Dr. Frank McClelland
Fellowship & Refreshments following the evening service. (Team #3)
We encourage all members and adherents to attend our Annual General Meeting. It is a time to give thanks to God for His grace and goodness in our ministry. There will also be an update on the Commission of Presbytery that visited in March 2017.
Special Times of Prayer
May 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 5:00 pm
Over the last number of years, we have devoted the Lord’s day afternoons in June for special prayer, concentrating on our city, province and nation. This year we want to focus on the needs of our own ministry in the both church and school. We encourage each family to participate.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Please remember Norm Lanting’s father. Hyacinth Robinson-Powell, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian, Aszerina Ijaodola, Robert Nebitko and Grace Saunders.
Pray for Our Seniors
Florence Chung, Mary Long, Margaret Schenk and Yvonne Postill.