“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
If God has forgiven us forgiven our since because of Christ’s death, why must we confess our sins? In admitting our sins and receiving Christ’s cleansing, we are: (1) agreeing with God that our sin truly is sin and that we are willing to turn from it, (2) ensuring that we don’t conceal our sins from him and consequently from ourselves, and (3) recognizing our tendency to sin and relying on his power to overcome it
(Taken from NIV Life Application Study Bible)
Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 3:14
Have you ever grown tired of praying for something or someone? Paul says we should “devote” ourselves to prayer and be “watchful” in prayer. Our persistence is an expression of our faith that God answers our prayers. Faith shouldn’t die if the answers come slowly, for the delay may be God’s way of working his will in our lives. When you feel tired of praying, know that God is present, always listening, always answering- maybe not in the ways you had hoped, but in ways that he knows are best.
Oil Well Blowout In Greenwood 11/12/13
GREENWOOD – Authorities are responding to the scene of an oil well blowout near the intersection of S. County Road 1060 and E. County Road 113 in Greenwood.
Scanner traffic tells us that the blowout was caused when drilling hit an H2S pocket.
CBS7 has a crew on the way to the scene.
Pray every one is okay.
I would like to pray for us as leaders and for our community below:
Lord, we thank you for today. We thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed up us. We pray Lord that as leaders of this ministry that you would lead, guide, and direct us in all we do. May our hearts be cleansed of any impure motives and anything that would keep us from bringing glory to you! Help us to prepare for Friday’s meeting individually and as a group. Guide us on who to invite. May we be courageous and step out in faith, not worrying about the cost, to invite those you have called us to invite. Help us to prepare to minister to those who will attend, that you may give us a word for those we encounter so that they may be encouraged and touched by you.
Lord, we lift up our community here in the Permian Basin. We pray for hearts to soften, for a desire for you to grow, and for a sense of community to grow. We pray Lord that a revival would start in our community and that the negative effects of an oil boom would begin to break off. We pray Lord that we would be a community that brings glory to your name! I pray that we would be a community that follows the call that you have given us in Isaiah 1:16-17 where it says,
Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds out of my sight;
stop doing wrong.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
Help us to know how to serve our neighbors, to love our enemies, and encourage those around us. Show us where we can be a blessing to someone in need and may we always act in a way that is loving and Christ-like.
We ask for safety on our roads and that we as a community would take our time to go from place to place. That we would focus on the task at hand and not to be distracted. Help us to love our families, coworkers, and friends, and to let those we know we love them. Protect us Lord, keep us safe.
We pray these things in your mighty name!