Thank you. Thank you for your prayers; I covet them. If not for the prayers of the faithful, what could we accomplish. Prayer does so much for us as Christians. Paul describes the armor that Christians wear and emphasizes that that armor is incomplete if not for prayer (Eph 6:11-18). Life has a way of bringing us down. Satan is a master at pulling us away from what is right and good. The cares of this world choke at us as weeds do vegetables in a garden. But God has not left us defenseless. God gives us the privilege to approach Him in prayer. "Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:14-16- esv).
I ask you to do me a favor: Pray for me. Pray for me to be effective as a minister, consistent as a Christian, responsible as a husband, an example as a father, and compassionate as a friend.