Today let me challenge you to join others across our nation, and beyond, who will participate in the National Day of Prayer. While we don’t have anything organized here at the church, prayer is a work that you can do alone. As E.M. Bounds has said, “Prayer is a direct address to God. Prayer secures blessings, makes men better because it reaches the ear of God. There are vast possibilities in prayer. It is far reaching in its scope, and wide in its range. It is true that prayer can lay its hand upon Almighty God and move Him to do great and wonderful things”. Jesus said, “In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you” (John 16:23).

Our nation, our church and each of us as individuals need prayer, large prayers. Jesus assures us that nothing is impossible for Him. May we be bold in our praying for spiritual awakening in our nation, church and in our own lives.

Take time today and go boldly before the throne of your Father who is waiting to listen and anxious to answer.

Pastor Mike wanted to give you this update and reminder:

“Thanks to those who have already responded to our need to sell donuts by Sunday. So far we have had 48 of the 194 dozen claimed. That?s means we are making progress but we still have more to sell. Please email me,, if you would like for us to hold a dozen or two for you. If you have already preordered one through email or last night at church, please stop by the children?s welcome center on Sunday to pick up your dozen. Otherwise we will have tables set-up throughout the church on Sunday to sell whatever boxes are not presold. Remember all of the proceeds go into our scholarship fund. Also don?t forget to register for the Colored Up 5K coming on May 19. The link for the race is Remember please email me if you would like some donuts at Thanks for your help, Pastor Mike.”

I’ll see you Sunday as I share from the Beatitudes,

Pastor Carl