Pray for others (daily faith practice, 3/19/20)

Written by Rev. Craig Moock, Pastor of Rural Chapel United Methodist Church

As we look at our daily faith practices during this time of crisis, tonight I want to look at prayer.  Specifically prayer for others.  What I am discovering is that our church and larger community are filled with good people who want to help those in need during this time of crisis.  The challenge is that the main thing that we can do to help is to stay home and at try to connect with people through phone or internet. 

What do God’s people do when they want to help and there is nothing that they can do to help?  They pray!! 

As Christians, we believe that God hears our prayers, answers our prayers and is interacting in human history!  Maybe take time each day to pray for a different group of people.  For example, those over 65 who are at more risk from this disease, pray for those in the medical community who are more at risk of contracting this disease and serving all of us, pray for those who are anxious because of all that is going on, pray for all of your favorite people – God put them in your life for a reason, pray for those who are researching solutions to this crisis and finally pray for those who do not yet know Jesus.  God is still at work and today is our day to stand up and be the church.  I encourage you  to see what God will do in your lives and the lives of others when you pray.   

I love you all!!!

Blessings, Keep the Faith and Wash Your Hands,

Pastor Craig Moock

Galena, OH 43021, Office 740-548-4389, cmoock@ruralchapel.org

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