Be Part of The
2020 has been
a dreadful year, in the truest sense of that word—the pandemic, loss of life,
economic hardships, wildfires, hurricanes, racial injustice, demonstrations, violence
in the streets. We can do our best to deal with all the turmoil, but we know
full well that these events are not in our control. This is a reminder that
only prayer can change our situation! Never have we needed to be on our
knees before the throne of God more than in this hour!
Christians around America and the world are joining for the National and Global
Day of Prayer and Repentance on September 26. Activities are planned for
large gatherings and personal prayer for forty days! The Prayer Team at FPC
is planning to join by holding a prayer gathering (as we did a few months
ago) on the front lawn of the church.
Forty is a
significant number in the scriptures. Noah sailed through 40 days and nights of
rain; the Israelites wandered for 40 years in the wilderness; Jonah warned the
people of Ninevah that they would be overthrown in 40 days. Using that
significant number, thousands of Christians are praying for 40 days before the
election for national and personal repentance, a turning from evil, a return to
God, spiritual revival, and restoration. This is not a political movement—it
is a Holy Spirit movement, a call for a return to God and his purposes.
September 26th, we will gather from 1:00 to 2:00, (with our
masks and chairs on the front lawn) to be led in a service of prayer for
humility, repentance, hope in this time of natural disasters, sickness and
despair, the salvation of many, and transformation of our nation and world.
This is a call to take action now to restore God’s
presence in our homes, communities, and government, and to stand for justice
invited to take part in this important activity—join FPC’s Prayer Team on that day. God—and
only God—can turn our hearts and our nation in a new direction, one that honors
Him and brings Him glory!