Monday February 14

Yesterday marked the second week of Bert's disappearance. In the evening service we had an opportunity for silent prayer for Bert, we will continue this until Bert is found.

Prayer is very powerful and very much necessary for God's people. It is the way in which we can lay before God our worries, our troubles but it is also a way in which we can give thanks. Some time ago at a men's bible study we looked at Romans 8 where the Apostle Paul speaks in verse 26 about the groaning of the Holy Spirit. When we don't know what to pray the Holy Spirit makes intercession for us. He ensures that the prayers of our heart are brought before the throne of God. He brings them before the throne of God with groaning that cannot be understood. What a comfort to know that even if we don't know what to pray, God will hear us.

We ended our time of prayer with the prayer that Jesus taught us. It is through Him that we may call upon God as our Father in Heaven. We have a Father in heaven who knows what is best for His Children. We don't always understand why things happen in our lives. But we know for certain that God has a purpose for everything that happens in our lives. And that He does not allow even a hear to fall from our head without his will.

"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:19-20)

- Rob Bonefaas

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