Prayer and Praise Corner May 12, 2013

Prayer and Praise Corner: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 1 Corinthians 10:13 The most natural thing to do is to carry your troubles to the Lord and seek grace, patience and submission there. How natural and reasonable for the oppressed, broken, bruised soul to bow low and seek the face of God! Unfortunately, trouble does not always drive people to God in prayer. It is sad when a person does not know how to pray when troubles discourage him. Blessed is the man who is driven by trouble to his knees in prayer! Trouble and prayer are closely related to each other. Prayer is of great value to trouble. Trouble often drives people to God in prayer, while prayer is but the voice of people in trouble. There is great value in prayer in times of trouble. Prayer often delivers one from trouble and, more often, gives strength to bear trouble, ministers comfort in trouble, and creates patience in the midst of trouble. Wise is the person who knows his True Source of strength and who doesn’t fail to pray in times of trouble. Prayer Requests: Thank God for all those who volunteer in the work of the church. Pray for those that attend the soup kitchen, that they might find more than physical sustenance. Praise God for the physical and emotional peace we experience. Pray for the victims of the flood. Prayer:  Almighty God, I carry all my worries and burdens to You. I know that You will comfort me and give me rest. Thank you, God, for delivering me in times of trouble. I know that there is power and great value in prayer, I praise Your name. Amen.