LETTER TO THE SAINTS

Saints:

“May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” (2 Peter 1:2) 

Calvary Church of Needles will resume our weekly Prayer Meeting, beginning: 

Tuesday, September 7th
6:30 p.m. 
Fellowship Hall

To encourage you to join us for corporate prayer, I thought I would cite a few quotations from             O. Hallesby’s classic book on prayer, titled simply “Prayer”:

•    “Prayer is the conduit through which power from Heaven 
is brought to Earth.”

•    “To pray is nothing more involved than to open the door, giving Jesus access to our needs and permitting Him to exercise His own power in dealing with them.”

•    “The Name of Jesus gives unholy people access to a holy God.”  

•    “God has designed prayer as a means of intimate and joyous fellowship between God and humankind.”  

•    “As we learn to know Jesus in this way better and better, our prayers become quiet, confidential and blessed conversations with Him, our Best Friend, about the things that are on our minds, whether it be our own needs or the needs of others.”

I’m very excited, saints, about gathering together with you to lift up our praises and thanksgivings and to cry out to our gracious Father with all of our innumerable needs!

And, for those unable to join us physically for these Prayer Meetings, you will still be able to join us! We plan to “Zoom” the Prayer Meetings; so, if you have an I-Phone, laptop, or desktop computer, you can pray with us every week virtually! 

If you’re unfamiliar with it, the Zoom app is easy to use. All you need is the Zoom website (“zoom.us”) and this Meeting ID number:  246-500-3938 

Please let us know if you have any trouble downloading the app; we’ll be glad to get you some help.

One more thing, saints. At this time, child-care will not be provided for the Prayer Meetings. We are waiting to resume child-care in the church until we can be certain of full health safety for your children while we care for them. And, we’re getting closer to that time!

Here’s a final thought about prayer, this one from Australian evangelist, Sidlow Baxter:

•    “Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”

Looking forward to communing with God together with you and experiencing God’s power together with you, saints, as we join together to pray!

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Craig


Published: August 2021