|How bold are your prayers? Last Sunday we heard a courageous Abraham negotiating with God. That’s pretty bold. Abraham had no fear in speaking in such a way to God because he knew that God was listening and appreciating his concern. Abraham’s boldness paid off and his prayer was answered. The disciples, too, speak with boldness. They don’t ask Jesus to teach them how to pray, they tell Jesus to teach them how to pray. Again, pretty bold; and again, the request is granted as Jesus teaches them the prayer that has been prayed unceasingly in the church catholic, the Lord’s Prayer.
The good news reminder is that courageous prayer continues to be encouraged by Jesus who invites us to “ask, search, and knock.” The question is, are we confident enough speak boldly and to be persistent in our prayers? And are we ready to receive the things for which we ask?
Thank you, people of Our Savior, for your persistent prayers throughout the call process. As your newest staff member, know that I am committed to pray daily, confidently, and boldly in Jesus’s name for our shared mission and ministry. My family joins me saying that you have made our arrival in Vero Beach a joy and delight.
We rejoice with the family of Ravyn Yukina Hurst who was baptized into the body of Christ this past Sunday Morning. Let your light shine, Ravyn!