I had a very interesting week. On Monday, April 4, 2016, there was a Dedication of the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Memorial Bridge by the Chester County Commissioners in Phoenixville Pennsylvania lead by the Phoenixville Social Concern Committee. This was history in the making, which I was, a part of that meant so much to me. The North and South side of Phoenixville connected where the bridge is located in the town. This is also where the hugest divided in the community lies. How proud we are in Phoenixville, now to dedicate and named the bridge “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge”. Now it is the time to really break down barriers and unite the community through all the work the Social Concerns Committee has done by their hard work, celebrating and embracing the community 22 years through the “Annual Community Prayer Breakfast” held in April each year. The Community Prayer Breakfast unites all of the faith community to come together. The purpose of the Social Concerns Committee is Community for United… Respect…Responsibility….Reward……
The Mission: The Phoenixville Area Social Concerns Committee promotes community and racial harmony throughout the Greater Phoenixville community in the spirit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through direct action and relevant events.” I am very proud of what has been accomplished through all the hard work by committed members in our community.
Now we can say “Phoenixville Community is Here To Unite”.
After the dedication my church home, Bethel Baptist Church hosted the Celebratory Luncheon. It was wonderful full day of fellowship and connecting. It was quite an experience when I asked my Pastor about how he prays for so many people and how he remembers all those names. We discussed how we had to look and read from our list of Prayer Request. He then asked me if he was on my Prayer List. I looked at him and I was so shocked. I had tell him the truth, he was not. I was so embarrassed and I said to him, you have just chosen the next topic for this week prayer for Purposeful Prayer Partners. We will pray for all Pastors and Ministers across the nation. And that he would also be put on the Prayer Request list as MY PASTOR “Rev Nathan Coleman”. He was very happy and pleased with that. So let’s together pray for our Pastors and Ministers. The greatest gift we can give them is to pray for them. They really need our prayers, they cannot win the battle alone. They need intercessors to lift them up in fervent prayer. They are human and they face challenges too. Imagine if we were to pray faithfully for your Pastors and Ministers.
1 Peter 4:11 - If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
12 Noon Prayer with the #PurposefulPrayerPartners
April 8 – April 14, 2016 PRAYERS FOR ALL TOPICS
This week topic is Praying for Your Pastors and Ministers
Blessings and Healing on the Way!
1st week -- Pray for Drug Addiction, Drug Dealers
2nd week – Alcoholism
3rd week – Cure for All Cancer, prayers for families and caregivers.
4th week – Homelessness
5th week – Prayers for Families in Flint Michigan Water Crisis
6th week – Thankful Hearts and Grateful Spirits
7th week – Positive Minds
8th week – Ending Gun Violence
9th week – Obesity
10th week – Kindness
11th week - Diabetes
12th week – Forgiveness
13th week – Prayer For Our Youth
14th week – Prayer to Show Respect For Others
15th – week – Praying for Your Pastors and Ministers
Choose Courage; Choose To Be Strong, Unafraid And Positive
Choose Faith To Start Your Day
Choose GOD Along Your Way
Have A Blessed Day!!!