Weekly Verse – God Is Near

Each week during our Church service we have a moment or two for those in attendance to share their joys and concerns.

This is a very special time that I feel brings our congregation closer together.  It’s great to be able to celebrate together!  Celebrations are always good.

It’s also comforting to know that if you need it, there are pews full of prayer warriors ready to lift up your worries to God.

I really admire those that are willing to share.  For some, speaking in a crowd isn’t easy.  Asking for prayers publicly, for sometimes very personal situations, is even more difficult.  But week after week people continue to share with each other… and with God.

The fact that people feel safe and comfortable enough to share and pray together is one of the things I appreciate most about our Church family.

I also respect those who care to keep their prayer requests to themselves.  The decision whether to share or not is one that ultimately doesn’t matter.  If it’s on your heart God will hear your prayers no matter if you speak them out loud or sit in silence.

My hope and prayer is that you have a group you can pray with… and for.  If not, remember that you are not alone, as noted in Psalm 34:18 (MSG).

“If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.”

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