God answers prayer. This week I heard a story of a student who lost a hoodie (a Christmas gift) the first two days back at school. In speaking with the youth, “I just put it down on the pitch because I was hot, I left it there and when I returned it was gone. I have gone back every day and even checked the lost and found.” So, the family prayed that the hoodie would be returned. It would be a stretch they thought, but anything is possible with God. Just this week, the student announced with amazement, “the hoodie was on the pitch, the hoodie was in the very same place I left it.” Amazing. God hears our prayer and responds, even if it’s a hoodie.
Prayer is one of the marks of a healthy church. Jesus said, "My house shall be called a house of prayer." Matthew 21:1 3 It is vital that we pray as individuals and as a community of faith. Union church has some tremendous opportunities to gather in prayer, this Saturday 26 Jan at 4:30PM-5:30PM and every Tuesday morning at 7:30AM, at Sunlight Tower. There are prayer groups you can join which are online, as well as, a prayer class that will continue this Wednesday night at Recharge. Prayer changes things. The Apostle Paul reminds us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippines 4:6