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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship

Another essential tool for the Christian is prayer. We are stewards of this gift from God.

E.M. Bounds in The Necessity of Prayer said this:

“Faith is the foundation of Christian character and the security of the soul. When Jesus was looking forward to Peter’s denial, and cautioning him against it, He said unto His disciple (Luke 22:31-32 NASB95):

“…Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you; that your faith should not fail;….”

Our Lord was declaring a central truth; it was Peter’s faith He was seeking to guard; for well He knew that when faith is broken down, the foundations of spiritual life give way, and the entire structure of religious experience falls. It was Peter’s faith which needed guarding. Hence Christ’s solicitude for the welfare of His disciple’s soul and His determination to fortify Peter’s faith by His own all-prevailing prayer.”

Appeal: Prayer is essential to our walk with Christ and our Church provides and environment for Prayer and Bible study. Our offering will help support the ministries of our church. Let’s pray.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of prayer, please pray for us and strengthen our faith. Bless this offering for Your purposes, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Originally prepared for October 15, 2011