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Lift each other up in prayer

As we prepare for the Feast of Pentecost this Sunday I am moved to write a short note to all our congregations to ask your prayers for God’s healing, His grace and His comfort upon many in our midst who are suffering and are dealing with the impact of unexpected, fiery trials.

We remember these and all who suffer. We “have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it” (1 Corinthians 12:25-26). Our prayers are with these members and their families as well as many others who are dealing with grievous trials and grief.

As we prepare to come before God during this Pentecost weekend, let us collectively pray for His grace, comfort and healing. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Let us take heart and find courage in these words, and let us remember and strengthen each other in prayer.