“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God”. Romans 8:26-27
This is the deep mystery of prayer. This is the delicate divine mechanism which words cannot interpret, and which theology cannot explain, but which the humblest believer knows even when he does not understand.
Oh, the burdens that we love to bear and cannot understand! Oh, the inarticulate out-reachings of our hearts for things we cannot comprehend! And yet we know they are an echo from the throne and a whisper from the heart of God. It is often a groan rather than a song, a burden rather than a buoyant wing. But it is a blessed burden, and it is a groan whose undertone is praise and unutterable joy. It is “a groaning which cannot be uttered.” We could not ourselves express it always, and sometimes we do not understand any more than that God is praying in us, for something that needs His touch and that He understands.
And so we can just pour out the fullness of our heart, the burden of our spirit, the sorrow that crushes us, and know that He hears, He loves, He understands, He receives; and He separates from our prayer all that is imperfect, ignorant and wrong, and presents the rest, with the incense of the great High Priest, before the throne on high; and our prayer is heard, accepted and answered in His name. – A. B. Simpson
The Lord's Day Services
Sunday, November 3, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages.
Adult Bible Class – Dr. McClelland
Young Adult Bible Class – Upper Room
11:00 a.m. Morning Service – Dr. Larry Saunders
5:00 p.m. Fellowship Classes
6:00 p.m. Pre-service prayer time
6:30 p.m. Evening Service –Dr. Larry Saunders
Sermon Series: The Fruit of the Spirit – GENTLENESS
On Wednesday, November 6th, will be having a skype meeting with Rev. Philip Gardiner who is currently serving the Lord in Perth Australia, along with his wife Cherith and two daughters. We look forward to hearing how the Lord is working in that country.
FPCNA PRAYER REQUESTS
Liberec, Czech Republic
Rev. Milos & Martina Solc
Rejoicing in the baptism of Timothy Solc upon his profession of faith.
Thankful for a job opportunity for Martina in a local school.
Pray for a friend of Timothy who had a bad accident and was given the Gospel message.
Pray for a potential opportunity for a Seniors’ ministry.
Pray many will come in from the neighbourhood to hear the Gospel.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Dr. Mark Allison, Ron Blair, Francesca Fernandes, Stephen Kelly, Rev. Kevin McLeod, Mary Todd, Grace Saunders, Mandy Sigalas and Kim Wagner.
Pray for Our Seniors
Jean Bynoe, Florence Chung, Sam McAnally, Ken Postill, Grace Saunders, Margaret Schenk, Maria Santos, Jim Wilson and John & Thelma Watson