Pray for Us

October 23, 2021

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:14-16).

I will break from our current study today to ask you to pray for Nancy and me. Yesterday (Friday) Nancy and I were informed we have the COVID virus. Our good friend and medico, Ken, has put us on a regimen of meds and vitamins to help us through the process of recovery. We solicit your prayers as well.

I would have you know Nancy and I have talked about this. Neither of us is afraid. Our faith is wholly in the Lord as He works through Ken’s counsel, your prayers, the meds and vitamins, and rest, to get us through this trial in our health. We know His grace is sufficient for us in this time of physical weakness. He is faithful to work His will in our lives. We are supremely confident in this.

I will not bore you with a day-to-day, play-by-play on our recovery, but will notify you if there are developments I feel you need to know.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your faithfulness in our daily devotional Today’s Word of Encouragement. It is an encouragement to me that you have not only appreciated the devotionals, but have asked to include others in the emails. This ministry has become most meaningful to me in helping me dig deeper and deeper into God’s Word. Again, thank you.

Please lift others up in prayer who have contracted the virus. We will keep the church informed of those who are dealing with it. We will pass that information on to you. As of today, we know that Mrs. Virginia Payton has been tested and popped positive.



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