Thursday, April 29, 2010
National Day of Prayer and Call to Fast on Mondays
Next Thursday, May 6 marks the 59th Annual National Day of Prayer, a day designated by the United States Congress in 1952, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation."
As Christians, every day is a day to pray! At Cache' Connections, we rely on the power of prayer for many things. Each day we begin by going over our task and prayer lists. I believe that our habit of praying together each morning has been the "glue" that has held us together as business partners, friends, and a company. Kim and I pray not only for every aspect of the business and our endless decisions, but for our members as well. If you ever have a prayer request, please share by contacting us!
I read this quote from Beth Moore on Facebook today: "The more we clap, the more inclined He is to come in with an encore." Praise is an important part of our prayer life. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 tells us: "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Sometimes it's hard to remember to thank God even for the challenges of life, but we must trust that he is working all things out for our good. (Romans 8:28) In fact, I believe that if we praise God for what He is doing through our difficulties, He just might speed the process!
Finally, we want to let our readers know about a growing group of people who are praying for marriages for singles across the country and globe. Every Monday at lunchtime, 470+ email recipients are committed to praying and fasting for marriages for those who long to be married, for courage for men to walk upright and into marriage, and for courage for women to be willing to see if there are any ways we need to change (and then to risk changing). They are joined together in this effort because they recognize that the strange dynamics at work in our culture have left relationships between men and women more fragile and complicated than in previous generations, and we need the triune Lord's presence and guidance around relationships in ways that perhaps have even surprised us!
Join us as we call out to the Lord to do something new! 2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us: "... if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." Join us as we push against this "singlehood phenomenon" that is taking over our narcissistic culture. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of prayerful protesters :)