Recently, one of our pastors, Tim Kerr (Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church Toronto, Toronto, Canada), wrote a small book about payer entitled, “22 Life Lessons on Prayer.” In Lesson 13, Tim is speaking about praying in the Spirit saying, “To pray in the Spirit is to pray when the Spirit moves in our hearts and helps us to desire and seek God’s will. It is the Spirit imparting the heart of God to us in the moment. When we pray in the Spirit, as John Owen says so compellingly, ‘we see a sight of God as on a throne of grace’ and we know He welcomes our prayers to Him.” Isn’t it stunning that God welcomes our prayers? Oh my, what a good God we serve!
As you pray, please consider praying for Sovereign Grace. Here are a few of our prayer requests during the first quarter of the year:
- Pray that God would give the members and pastors of Sovereign Grace churches opportunities to befriend unbelievers and share the gospel with them during 2020.
- Pray for Ben Kreps (Sr. Pastor, Living Hope Church, Harrisburg, PA), Steve Bice (Sr. Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church, Dayton, OH), and Doug Hayes (Pastor, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, PA and the Executive Director of Covenant Mercies) who will be making a trip to Liberia March 27-April 2, asking God to give them strength to equip a group of pastors who lead churches that have expressed an interest in being adopted into Sovereign Grace. Pray that God would continue to build Ben’s relationship with Dyonah Thomas who desires to lead the effort in establishing Sovereign Grace Churches West Africa.
- Please pray for Bob Kauflin who is leading in the production of the next Christmas/Advent album from Sovereign Grace Music scheduled to be released in October. Pray that God would give Bob wisdom in determining which songs to include on this album that were written at a recent Sovereign Grace Music Song Writers Retreat that he led.
- Pray for Joselo Mercado (Sr. Pastor, Iglesia Gracia Soberana de Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD) who will be making trips to Costa Rica and Columbia in the next couple of months where he will meet with pastors who lead churches that have expressed a desire to be adopted into Sovereign Grace.
- Pray that God would continue to provide financially for Sovereign Grace Churches so that we can fund the gospel opportunities He is giving us.