Pastor's Blog: Let Us Pray

 |  Pastor's Blog  |  Dr. Doug Dortch

Prayer, as you know, is a powerful practice. When we go before God with the desires of our heart, we put ourselves in a place where God draws near to connect us to resources that are always sufficient for our need. You’ve surely experienced this divine help in your own life. Now it is time for us to call upon God in similar fashion on behalf of our church.  

As you know, we began the “Beyond” phase of our “All Things Are Possible” Capital Campaign this past Sunday. As a part of the campaign, we are calling upon members of our church to pray over our response to the challenge of making this aspect of our church vision become a reality. Prayer guides have been sent to each member to facilitate this deep reflection and if you’ve misplaced yours, others are available around the church.   

I was especially moved this past Sunday evening when members of our congregation came together in a “prayer walk” over the different parts of our church that will be affected in this campaign. As I walked around with my small group, I was reminded of how special each part is, but also how challenging our facility is to navigate because of the unique topography upon which our church is built. More than ever, I am convinced that our additions will add to our church’s high visibility by providing better accessibility and more adequate parking, which together form a “triad” that every church would be wise to consider.  

No doubt, we have undertaken a “God-sized” project. The only consoling factor for me is the confidence I have in God to make available what is necessary for us to live into His purpose for us. We’ve begun this campaign in the right fashion to be sure with our efforts to make prayer central in the process. So, join me in praying diligently over this matter for the entire month, so that when we conclude the emphasis on November 24, we’ll all be reminded yet again of how only with God are all things indeed possible.  

“Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this” (Psalm 37:3-5).