“No Christian...could accept the epigram which defines religion as ‘what a man does with his solitude.’ It was one of the Wesley [brothers], I think, who said that the New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion. We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together. Christianity is already institutional in the earliest of its documents. The Church is the Bride of Christ. We are members of one another.” - C. S. Lewis - “The Weight of Glory” Remembering that we belong to God’s worldwide family, may we be faithful in prayer for our “family members”. Cold, hunger, hatred and persecution, war ravages, homelessness, disease, murder are all a part of the lives of God’s people. We watch and read about these trials every day.
Pray for God’s people to know His presence with them, to continue to witness His saving grace, for “peace that passes understanding”, for joy in suffering for the name of Jesus. Continue to pray for God’s work in India among those who are hostile to Him. Pray for the miners in Potosi, Bolivia, to respond to God’s love revealed in the beginnings of the medical clinic there. Pray for God’s glory to be seen over the island of Haiti and for God to grant His peace in the midst of political turmoil and the ongoing election process. Praise Him for the beginnings of medical ministry in Pignon. Pray for those preparing for missionary service abroad.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. - Ephesians 6:18