[Pictured above are some of the members of the Honduras Missions Team. Our congregation offered them our support and prayed for God's blessings to be with them as they will be serving August 5-12. They are living out our church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world.]
Surely, your presence is in this place, O Lord. Your presence is here in this time of worship where we sing from hymnals and read from bulletins. But your presence isn’t confined to just one hour on Sunday mornings.
Surely, your presence was in this place earlier in the week when our Tuesday morning prayer team gathered in our Welcome Center to pray over the many prayer cards.
Surely, your presence was in this place when a college student came to receive guidance, prayer support, and just someone willing to listen.
Surely, your presence was in our Fellowship Hall this past Wednesday when we gathered for fellowship and a fun Talent Show.
Surely, your presence was with the small group of people who met in our sanctuary during the middle of the week to lift up each other and our church in prayer.
Surely, your presence is with us at all times and in all places, even when we may not even be consciously seeking you. Thank you for your presence, especially when we find ourselves tumbling down one of life’s many chutes. And thank you for providing a ladder just when we need it the most.
For those who are in need of your healing, lift us to higher ground. For a troubled country frozen by political ideologies, lift us to higher ground. For those who are in need of direction in life, lift us to higher ground. For those who are fighting the demons of addiction, lift us to higher ground. For those who are running from you, lift us to higher ground.
Like you did for Jacob, pull us up to higher ground Lord Jesus, even as we pray the words you taught your disciples, and now teach us to pray together saying, “Our Father, who art in heaven…”