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by Rev. Joshua Reifsteck on September 02, 2020

Our 2019-2020 Ministry Year Theme was “Everyday Blessings.” We had hoped to follow the helpful acronym, BLESS as part of our Christian walk all year long.

B - Begin with prayer.  L - Listen.  E - Eat.  S - Serve.  S - Share.

We would pray for our neighbors, listen to them, eat with them, serve them, and share things with them…

But man did God have other things in mind! At this point in the year, only one of these is still easy to do, unimpeded: B - Begin with prayer.

It’s so easy to wring our hands over what we cannot do, to be anxious or complain about lost time and lost opportunities. But in this newsletter, I’d like to dwell with you on what we can do. We can still pray for our neighbors and community. We can still pray for our church.

No need for a mask. No need to be dressed up at all. We can pray anywhere and anytime, with anyone. But maybe you’re still feeling lost on what to pray for. Well, to help jump-start your prayer-life this month, the Communications Ministry Team and the Prayer Team have an exciting new project to share. This month, we’re launching the Prayer page on the website! Just type clcs.org/prayer into your favorite web browser, and you’re there!

On this prayer page, you can submit prayer requests and see prayers submitted by other people. There are already a number of prayers posted, so go check it out, and get
praying!

At Calvary, we believe in the power of prayer!

Are you feeling helpless? Anxious? Lost? Pray.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God...   (Philippians 4:6)

Or are you feeling angry? Wronged? Hurt? Pray.
...confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.   (James 5:16)

Or are you feeling joyous? Thankful? Blessed? Pray.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.   (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

So lift up your prayers to the one who has promised to answer!

God’s Peace,
Pastor Josh Reifsteck

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