Last Sunday (5/23), Pastor Wagner’s message was on “Prayer”. He covered Luke 18:1-8 and you can watch the broadcast by going to our YouTube channel at Denton Presbyterian Church – YouTube.
This post is just a quick reminder that we have multiple opportunities for those attending DPC to come together in prayer. Each Sunday morning at 9:45 am, we meet in Pastor Wagner’s office at First Presbyterian to pray specifically for the church local, national, and worldwide. We give thanks to God and pray for specific known needs within DPC and, as individuals pray they may bring up requests for specific people, organizations, church leaders, etc. We are truly blessed at DPC that our Pastor and our Elders regularly join us for this prayer time. We hope that as COVID concerns begin to subside and more people are comfortable gathering together, that more DPC attendees will join in this prayer time.
Another opportunity is on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7:30 pm in our Zoom Online Prayer Gathering. Pastor Wagnor leads this time and it is an opportunity to more specifically come together to pray for those who have gathered and their families. We also pray for the church, our leaders, and any other reason that the Holy Spirit puts on the hearts of those present. During the pandemic, this group continued to meet regularly and it has been a tremendously encouraging time for all those involved. We plan to continue this online gathering for the time being. We encourage anyone from DPC interested in joining us to use the Contact Us form on this website to get more information.
When Jesus was praying and had ceased, even those disciples who had been following him asked that he teach them to pray also. In Luke, 2-4, Jesus taught them (and us) this:
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say,
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. (KJV)
Please join us this coming Wednesday and/or Sunday as we share the privilege of coming before our loving Holy Father, in the name of His Son, to offer our praise, our thanks, and our petitions.