In today’s sermon, Pastor Dottie talks about the vow of prayer, in which we say, “No matter what’s happening, no matter how much I don’t like you tomorrow or disagree with you on whatever, I am committed to praying for you.” Prayers at night, morning, also list your church, and the people. Our prayers for each other will help us get through the difficult times and celebrate the joyous times.
The letter that Paul wrote in today’s verse was a letter of prayer and encouragement to the Philippians. Worrying helps nothing, but praying instead is the start of what it means to be a faithful Christian. Prayer changes us from fearful to courageous. Prayer opens us up to what God has in store for us. Don’t be anxious…pray.
Prelude “Meditation on Beautiful Savior” by Cathy Moklebust / Played by The Catalina Bell Choir
Postlude “Peal on “Darwall’s 148th”” by James Biery
Scripture Philippians 4:4-7
4 Be glad in the Lord always! Again I say, be glad! 5 Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. 6 Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. 7 Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.