On Sunday November 4 Jim Best led us in a prayer after Pastor Brian's address. It was wonderful and is reprinted here with Jim's permission. Jim serves as the chair of the Project Team for Project Caleb. Thanks Jim for this beautiful prayer.
The Pastor and Official Board are calling us to prayer and fasting this next two weeks leading up to the Nov. 18 Society Meeting. In view of this, before we pray I would like to give you these words by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
“There is a place where thou canst touch the eyes
Of blinded men to instant, perfect sight;
There is a place where thou canst say, “Arise”
To dying captives, bound in chains of night;
There is a place where thou canst reach the store
Of hoarded gold and free it for the Lord;
There is a place-upon some distant shore-
Where thou canst send the worker and the word.
Where is that secret place—Dost thou ask ‘ Where?’
O soul, it is the secret place of prayer!”
Please pray with me.
Our God and our Father, we adore you, we exalt your name above all the earth - we worship you. We have sensed the presence of your Holy Spirit here this morning and are humbled by the way you reveal yourself to us through the Means of Grace in this place. Thank you Lord. You made each one of us in your image and also made each one of us to be ourselves. You distributed diverse gifts, passions, natural abilities, personalities and experiences to each of us. Father, given these gifts, opportunities and potential, we wan to bear as much fruit as possible to your honour and glory.
So we will humble ourselves and pray for your perfect will and perfect timing here at Trulls. Your word says to ask and we will receive, seek and we will find, knock and the door will be opened. Too often Lord, we dictate the answer we want to hear instead of asking the pertinent questions and then listening for your direction. Lord, we have some pertinent questions that need pondering and we are seeking your face in these matters. Going forward, what does the ministry of Trulls Road FMC look like and how does it compare to the present effort? Father, we have known and experienced your hand of blessing upon Trulls Road FMC. Father God, keep your hand of blessing upon us, lead us, show us the way forward as the Holy Spirit ministers to each one during this time of fasting and prayer. Let the November 18 meeting be a time of blessing and unity, a time of vision and joy in the Lord! We pray in the name that is above all names, Jesus Christ our Lord.