Does prayer make a difference? If God knows everything, what is the point of prayer? Would a person with many praying friends stand a better chance of surviving than a person with cancer who has only a few friends praying for him? Does prayer change God or change me?
I have asked many people on the subject of prayer, and I have to admit that none of the answers that I received is up to my satisfaction. I am not saying that I am an expert in prayer. As a matter of fact, it is just the opposite. The reason that I asked was that I genuinely want to learn. When we talk about prayers, I would make a conjecture that we are all novices. Perhaps, the best way to learn and answer the above questions is by doing it. The subject of prayer will always be full of enchantment and mystery. However, I firmly believe that one will experience the benefits and powers of prayer over time. As we grow in prayer, God will reveal more of himself to us.
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Daily Prayer Guide
The San Francisco Peninsula Campus had its “Promotional Strategic Planning” over the past two Sundays; pray that all planning and promotional ideas are coming from God.
Pray for our life group leaders. Praise the Lord that God uses them to love Him and people, to grow and to serve joyfully with the group member together.
Pray for our Tracy congregation to adjust to the new worship schedule and venue soon. We are so thankful that each core member has accepted their new challenge in the new ministry. Let’s pray that we all could glorify God in unity.
Pray for every Crosspointer that we will be able to take a good break from our weekly routine and meditate on the meaning of Christmas to our life. Pray that we will acknowledge that we cannot live without the saving grace of Jesus.
Continue to pray for our infant dedication on December 30; may all the dedicated parents discover the joy of Christ’s presence through their commitments of raising children in a godly manner.
The Pleasanton Campus will be having a Baptism on the 23rd; pray that God will continue to lead all baptismal candidates into greater spiritual depths as they come to know more about Him.
Please pray for the state of well-being of Pastor Matt and his family; pray that God will strengthen his mind, body and spirit.