Technically this is not a blogpost. It’s a prayer, a good prayer. A succinct one and a heartfelt cry. So I thought I’d share it and maybe others could pray for this as well. Pastor Erick, my soon to be former pastor, is praying this prayer as he begins the process of planting a church in heart of NYC. It’s a challenge, but one he and others are ready to take on. Please pray this prayer for him and this new church, but also for yourself and your own neighborhoods, cities, states and countries. It’s not a magic formula, but it is an honest cry to God our Father to see Christ revealed to the world.
What I’m praying for:
That God would ignite a reformation in our land through the preaching of Law and Gospel, so that we’d all learn to take our masks off, be vulnerable, confess our sin, and admit our great need for a Savior that forgives our sins (all of them, everyday), and empowers us by His Spirit to love our neighbors (the worst of them) in such a way that the surrounding world can only gasp in awe…
While you here, check out the link for the church plant below. Maybe you’ll be encouraged to support it or at least continue to pray for it as it prepares to open doors. Then like and share this blog across social media everywhere.
LINK: Epiphany Lutheran Church