Much Prayer Needed

This week was a reminder of the great need we have of prayer in this nation and in the racing community. We are praying for the Prietzel and Pankow families as they deal with the death of their loved ones. May God comfort you as only He can.Then Monday’s Boston Marathon event on Patriots Day was a reminder of the problems in this world. I feel bad for all who were involved, hurt and killed in this senseless event.

Let’s pray Psalm 5:1-4 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing.  Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.  In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.  You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell. And Psalm 5:7-8 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness

In addition, the West, Texas incident again should prompt us to pray. We just do not know when and where things will happen. We want a) to be right with the LORD and b) to make sure we hug our spouse and kids daily so they know how important they are to us.

As I pray for those in Boston and in West, Texas I am thankful to the first responder and care givers in the hospitals and surrounding areas. I am thankful that many were spared from harm. I am thankful that I know God comforts. I am thankful that God is never surprised by the acts of men or things that happen. I pray for the healing of the wounded. I pray for strength. I pray for mercy. I even pray for the people responsible and their families. We also continue to pray for those from Sandy Hook. And I pray that this would draw us closer to the LORD and some to reach out to Him for salvation.

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine and see you at a track soon,

Pastor Todd

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