LETTER: Invitation to Day of Prayer

  • Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:47 p.m.

Invitation to Day of Prayer

I want to invite everyone to two local events observing the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. The first is at noon Laurens Street in downtown Aiken in front of the new municipal building. The second is at 6:30 p.m. at H. O. Dell Weeks Activities Center on Whiskey Road.

What is prayer? It is enjoying the presence of God (talking with him, listening to him). It can take many forms such as worship, confession, thanksgiving and petition (asking for things). If you watch the news for a bit you will be reminded of how very much we need help. We need help that is powerful enough to exact major eternal change. Help like that only comes from the maker of heaven and earth. Jesus said when two or more of us are gathered together, he is right there with us. There is power in prayer and superpower in groups praying together.

A. W. Tozer wrote, “Whatever God can do, faith can do, and whatever faith can do, prayer can do when it is offered in faith. An invitation to prayer is, therefore, an invitation to omnipotence, for prayer engages the omnipotent god and brings him into our human affairs. Nothing is impossible to the person who prays in faith, just as nothing is impossible with God. This generation has yet to prove all that prayer can do. (From “The Set of the Sail”)

In 1980, I was searching for God. I had some misinformation in that I did not think I could approach or ever please him. It was suggested that I ask God, if he was real – to communicate with me in a way I could understand. He did just that. Since then he has always been faithful to love and guide me. Whether you have everything but still feel empty (the hole in the soul) or you don’t know how you can make it one more day please come and join us. He will be there to welcome you. We will too.

Jeri Bracey

Committee, Aiken observance, National Day of Prayer

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