By Gene Cloer  

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It is most difficult for me to keep up with some of the changes that are occurring around me all the time! Perhaps, you can adapt more easily! I realize that life is a constant series of changes; that I must adapt and adjust. And with those changes comes a fast paced, high pressure world filled with frustration and choices. Sometimes those choices overwhelm us.

The church also faces those changes, those frustrations, those adjustments as well. But in the midst of those changes we can find strength and security in the fact that there is one thing that does not change! The Word of God! It is a "rock" that remains steadfast, regardless of what takes place around us. God is the same yesterday, today and forever!

As we make some of the adjustments and choices of life, let me suggest a prayer list for you. Please pray for:

  1. Pray for the church to remain as Christ created it! The church we read about in the New Testament is exactly as God wanted it. Let's pray that what ever comes we will always seek God's plan.
  2. Pray for your brethren. We are all facing unique problems and situations in our lives at this moment. It may be children, job, retirement, the world, or whatever. But we need your prayers that we may always seek God's will in our lives.
  3. Pray that we may all seek the priorities of life that God would want us to have. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily living and forget God. Some things have to be chosen and placed first. They don't automatically come first!
  4. Pray for Christians that you know have fallen away. They didn't intend to. They didn't plan it that way. They need your help to come back. Galatians 6:1, 2
  5. Pray for the lost. Those outside the body of Christ need our prayers. Then try to teach them the Gospel. That is the only thing that can provide the help they need.
  6. Pray for the elders and deacons. They are attempting to lead the church of Christ in the way that God wants. They need your help and your prayers.
  7. Pray for the leaders of our nation, state and city. They, too, need your prayers. 1 Tim. 2:1-4