7 PM Daily Prayer

November 24, 2020  

Today's Prayer

 

A Prayer for Thanksgiving During Covid-19

 

Wonderful God, you remind us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that we are called to give thanks IN all circumstances not necessarily FOR all circumstances. And so Lord, we do you thank this Thanksgiving for all of your blessings even during these challenging times.

-We are grateful for the technology that enables us to connect with people we won't be able to present with this Thanksgiving.

- We are thankful for those around us who care for others. For those serving you in hospitals, those working in stores and whose work requires them to be around many people, even those willing to wear a face mask... simply because others around them wish they would.

-For those of us who have good health, God are thankful for it. And prayerful for those who are suffering today.

- We are thankful for what this pandemic can teach us about what matters most in life. Thank you for reminding us that there are certain things more important than professional success, economic comfort, or religious correctness. Thank you for reminding us that our true treasures can be found in our relationship with you and others.

-We are thankful for every opportunity you give us to pray, to praise you, and to share your love with others.

- And Lord we are thankful for the assurance from you that even the things that appear to be against us, you can work for our good. We know God, that this is what you did with the cross. And we know that you can do it in our lives as well.

Praise God. Amen

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you

What is 7 PM Daily Prayer

One of the things that people of God do best is to PRAY.  And we are assured by the Word of God that our prayers reach a Loving Father who hears and answers.  During this troubling time, we are encouraging every church member to take a moment each day at 7 PM to pray.  It is a way for us to be united, even when we cannot physically be together.

There are many, many areas that need prayer:  our church family, first responders, those with the virus, those exposed to the virus and on it goes.  Each day, we will share with you a particular need that has arisen and we will include a short prayer for that need. 

Also, there are specific needs that concern you.  You may email those requests for prayer to unionpc5615@gmail.com or call the church office and leave a message. These requests will be made public on our website below.

Union Presbyterian Church

5615 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056

Phone: 704-864-7681    Fax: 704-864-7594

Email: unionpc5615@gmail.com

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