Pray Forward

By Chuck Griffin
Holston WCA Chair

I know many of us have long been in prayer regarding what is about to transpire in St. Louis at the Special General Conference, and for the people who will gather there to make a decision. Let’s very deliberately continue those prayers.

This Saturday is the opening day for GC2019. It is a day dedicated to worship and prayer. As much as possible, we should join them in Spirit. My own local church is making it possible for people to come to the sanctuary Saturday and join in prayer, and I hope many other local churches have similar plans.

There is much we can be praying. We certainly need to be praying for the health of the delegates. Travel is difficult for many of them, it is a season of virulent illnesses, and the stress levels will be high. Let’s be sure to cover them in prayers for safety and continuing wellness.

I want to offer a particular prayer focus, one with two basic points.

May the Spirit fall on the conference in an undeniable way. We believe God intervenes directly when the body willingly seeks guidance. It is my prayer that every single delegate will know without a doubt God provided guidance during this Conference. Come, Holy Spirit, come!

As the Spirit falls, may peace reign. Emotions are running high. People feel their worldviews and their ways of defining how to relate to God are threatened. Whatever happens, may it happen in a peaceful, orderly manner. As Jesus said, “Peace be with you.”

Blessings on all of you this week.


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