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Kinlochbervie, lairg and rogart apc
Question: "What is the value of a prayer meeting?"
Answer: From the very beginning of the church, Christians have gathered to pray (Acts 4:24; 12:5; 21:5). Prayer meetings are valuable for the church as a whole and for the individuals who participate.
Prayer is only for those who believe that God is personal and who want a personal relationship with Him. Christians know prayer works because they have encountered a God who declares, “Talk to me and I will listen.” The apostle John confirms this: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).
Through our prayers, especially with one another, we are demonstrating and validating the faith we have in Jesus. Andrew Murray, the great Christian minister and prolific writer, said, “Prayer depends chiefly, almost entirely, on who we think we are praying to.” It is through the discipline of prayer with one another that we develop a growing intimacy with God, and create a spiritual bond with one another. This is one of the most valuable aspects of praying with one another.
Another valuable benefit of prayer meetings is the confession of our sins to one another. Prayer meetings give us the opportunity to obey the command to “confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed” (James 5:16). Here, James does not necessarily speak of physical healing, but rather of spiritual restoration (Hebrews 12:12-13). He also refers to the forgiveness of God, which enables the believer to become spiritually whole again. James knew that the one who becomes separated from the flock is most susceptible to the dangers of sin. God wants His people to encourage and support one another in loving fellowship, mutual honesty and confession as we pray for and with each other. Such close fellowship helps provide spiritual strength to experience victory over sin.
Another great value of prayer meetings is that believers encourage one another to endure. All of us face obstacles, but by sharing and praying together as Christians, we often help others avoid “bottoming out” in their spiritual lives. The value of corporate prayer lies in its power to unify hearts. Praying before God on behalf of our brothers and sisters has the effect of linking one another spiritually. As we “carry each other’s burdens,” we “fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Where there is prayer, there is unity, which Jesus prayed so fervently for His followers to have (John 17:23).
More than anything else, prayer meetings bring about change. Praying with one another, believers can witness God produce miracles and change hearts.
A prayer meeting is a time of real value as believers seek a deep intimacy and quiet communion with God at His throne. It is a time of unity with fellow believers in the presence of the Lord. It is a time to care for those around us as we share their burdens. It is a time when God manifests His never-ending love and desire to communicate with those who love Him. (
Grace and peace, Carl and family.
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:19-20
October Services 2nd October
KLB 11 am Lairg 6 pm, Rev. Don Macaskill
9th October KLB 11 am Lairg 6 pm, Mr. Carl Peet
16th October KLB 11 am
Lairg 6 pm
Mr. Carl Peet
Mr. Carl Peet
Contact: Mr. Carl Peet (Resident Supply)
07484809220 (NEW NUMBER)
Kinlochbervie Prayer Meeting/Bible Study.
The offer still stands for myself to commence a Prayer Meeting/Bible Study on a fortnightly or monthly basis at KLB.
A time of joint study and prayer for around an hour or so on a time/day that is convenient to those attending. Speak to me after services if you would be interested.
A Foodbank collection for Blythswood will be taken on the 9th of November. A box will be placed at the back of the church (Carl will accept donations at KLB) and donations can be placed within over the next month.
Urgently needed food items We’ve got plenty
tinned fruit (400gms) Beans
tea bags (80's) Sugar
dried pasta (500gms)
UHT milk (1 litre)
Pray for Presbytery as they meet for a day of prayer this month. Pray for the Lord to grant wisdom, discernment and unity of mind in all matters.
Pray for our young people that they would have a saving faith in Christ that they would seek to follow after Him with all their heart. Moreover, that love for Christ would inform all the decisions they make in school, college, and the workplace.
Pray for our witness as a church in the community, our links to the wider church and that the Lord would grant us a heart and desire for the lost.
Pray for the students at Highland Theological College and Edinburgh Theological Seminary as they embark on a new academic year. May the know the Lord’s strengthening and His guidance as they prepare to serve the church.
Continue to pray for the shared prayer times local ministers have been involved in, may the Lord grant them a shared vision for the Gospel in Lairg.
Lord, revive your Church in our land, that souls would be saved to God’s glory.
A corporate time of prayer is the lifeblood of a healthy church. It would be great to see the church support these meetings.
Weds 5th October Joint Prayer w/ Lairg FC at Lairg APC. 7 pm Mr. Carl Peet
Weds 19th October Joint Prayer with Bonar FC at Gair Hall. 7.30pm,
___________ All God willing
Prayer is the easiest and hardest of all things; the simplest and the sublimest; the weakest and the most powerful; its results lie outside the range of human possibilities-they are limited only by the omnipotence of God. ~ E.M. Bounds. As we “carry each other’s burdens,” we “fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Where there is prayer, there is unity, which Jesus prayed so fervently for His followers to have (John 17:23).