Reaching the Lost. Discipling the Saved. Sharing the Love of Jesus with Everyone.

Tag: Prayer

Anointing with Oil

On Sunday, February 9, during worship, we will have a time when those who would like to be anointed with oil may come up, be prayed over, and anointed.

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.

James 5:14

PRAY-ERS NEEDED IN WORSHIP

So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help.

Hebrews 4:16 (cev)

God loves it when we talk to Him. When we pray, He delights to listen and answer (and He always answers).

Beginning on Sunday, July 21, we will have a new opportunity to do this during worship on Communion Sundays.

At the back of the sanctuary (beyond where we circle for Communion), we will have a couple of “pray-ers” available to listen and pray with anyone who desires.

What we are envisioning is that people will be able to approach these pray-ers before, during, or immediately following Communion. We are looking to have a male and female available to ensure variety should someone be more comfortable with a specific gender. This will be a time to not only request prayer, but to have someone pray with you.

Oh, and we are looking for folks who would like to be the “pray-ers” in worship. The qualifications:

  1. Be comfortable listening to and praying with/for others and their needs.
  2. Understand and respect the utmost level of confidentiality for all people and prayers. What is said and prayed for during these times stays there, unless specifically requested to be shared by those requesting prayers.
  3. Be faithful to cover the worship days you are scheduled for.

If you would like to join this important ministry or have questions, please contact Carolyn at Prayers@LifeBridgeSealy.com.

We know not everyone may be comfortable approaching someone during this time in worship for prayer, but this will allow an additional opportunity for those who desire it.

Come, let us approach the Lord in prayer!

Let God be Our Guide – Prayer & Planning

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21

For the remainder of this year, we will be taking 15 minutes before worship to sit, pray, and seek the Lord’s Will in regard to LifeBridge: why He has us here; how He wants us to fulfill our mission (“Reaching the Lost; Discipling the Saved; and Sharing the Love of Jesus with Everyone”) and serve in our community in their needs and beyond; what area(s) is He calling us to serve and support? For some good passages to meditate/pray upon, try starting with the passages below.

Psalm 143:8

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Proverbs 3:5–6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Proverbs 12:15

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 15:22

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 16:1–3

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. 3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 19:20–21

20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 21:5

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 14:28

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

2 Corinthians 4:17–18

17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:6

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

In early January, we will have a day of sharing what the Lord has been saying to all of us and lay down His plans for LB’s future. In the meantime, share what the Lord has been sharing in the form below.