“In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out,” Ephesians 6:18. These words from the Bible are certainly a guide for us in this day of so many things going on in our world. Throughout the Bible, we have been instructed to pray without ceasing.
The Dodge County Baptist Association/WMU invites everyone to join them at the Dodge County Courthouse on Monday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. Prayers for our community, state, nation and world will be voiced by local pastors. They will address the issues of the breakdown of families, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the upcoming election, Israel, terroristic issues in the Middle East and Central Asia and other issues current today.
As Christians we know that the only answer to all of these plus many more is to pray to our Father in Heaven. When we come before God on our knees, humbling ourselves before him, he will hear our prayers and heal our nation and world. God invites us to come before him with our petitions as a means of stating our dependence on him and building our relationship with him.
Bring a lawn chair and a flashlight to be used as we lift the light and our prayers to God. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 through 5:18.
Dodge County Lady Indian Margaret Simmons is pictured above in the first inning against Decatur on her first pitch of the game claiming a homerun. This was Simmons fourth homerun of the season. Lady Indian Annie Moore also scored on Simmons’ homerun. (Photo by Rhenda Varnadoe)