I want to extend to you an invitation to prayer that a number of District Executives are making for Good Friday. The call is for everyone to pause for prayer at 3 p.m. on Good Friday, the traditional time marking the hour of Jesus' death. The call is for us to lift up in prayer these 4 things:
1) heartfelt, joyful praise and thanksgiving to the Father for the atonement for sins that Jesus accomplished for us;
2) repentance from sins that beset us and an asking of the Father for the forgiveness of all our sins;
3) a request that the Lord bring a gracious and miraculous end to the Corona Virus through His healing power; and
4) the healing of the nations, the healing of body, soul, and spirit, through the wonder working power of the blood of
the Lord Jesus.
I encourage you, as you are able, to share in that special time of prayer on Friday.
Lastly, may this word from the Apostle Paul encourage you this Holy Week and bless you this Easter:
"Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." I Cor. 15:57-58
Happy Easter to all.
Western PA COB
" I lift up my eyes to the hills---where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth."