“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
Psalm 63 is a record of King David’s hungering and thirsting for the love of God. From his boyhood, he understood how utterly dependent we are upon God for life and liberty. Also, he knew the satisfaction of seeking the heart of God. God longs for us to seek his face for he has created us to be the objects of his loving kindness.
October begins our “Season of Prayer”. With the same spirit as King David, we as a church want to express our hunger and thirst for God.
What is the “Season of Prayer?” The ”Season of Prayer” is FRC’s two week consecration to seek the heart of God through united and consistent prayer. The prayer is united because Pastor Dominick and the Elders and Deacons are calling the entire FRC body to consecrate themselves to participate in this year’s “Season of Prayer”. The prayer is consistent because we will be saturating ourselves in prayer for two weeks. We will be praying together and individually in our private devotions.
Why are we seeking God? During the “Season of Prayer”, we are seeking God because he is delighted when his people seek his face. Further, it is our heart’s desire to honor God as the object of our deepest affection and the ruler of our destinies. In his presence, there is fullness of joy. Also, the Word of God tells us that a sincere seeking of God brings renewal, a fresh release of the Holy Spirit’s power, and guidance as we seek to hear his voice and do his will.
How long is the “Season of Prayer”? The “Season of Prayer” begins Thursday, October 1st and ends Thursday, October 15th. Because of Covid, we will be meeting via Zoom for three consecutive Thursdays; October 1, 8, and 15 at 7:00 p.m. A Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday afternoons as a reminder to join us that evening.
What is my part in the “Season of Prayer”? There are two things that are important for you to do during the “Season of Prayer”. First, commit to seeking God and praying for FRC each day with the Devotional from October 1 through the 15th. Second, join us in our united prayer gatherings via Zoom each Thursday, October 1, 8 and 15 at 7:00 p.m..