Over 100 years ago, South African pastor Andrew Murray penned these words which still ring true today—
“UNITED prayer is a great privilege, and its power waits to be experienced. … if friends believed how effective two or three praying in concert could be; if in every prayer meeting faith in His presence and expectation of an answer were foremost; if in every church united prayer was regarded as one of the chief purposes for which Christians come together—the highest exercise of their power as a church; if in the church universal the coming of the kingdom, and the King himself, first in the mighty outpouring of His Holy Spirit, and then in His own glorious person, were matters of ceaseless pleading with God, who could predict what blessing might come through those who agree to prove God’s promises?”
In Cedar Springs, we want to see the blessings that God will pour out on our community when “the church universal” unites in prayer.
Please join us for UNITED 2015 on Sunday, August 23, at 11am.
There are a series of psalms in the Bible called “The Songs of Ascents.” Since Jerusalem was at a higher elevation geographically, pilgrims going to worship at the temple literally went up to worship God. But the Bible also teaches that when people praise God, the aroma of their praise also ascends up to Heaven.
One of The Songs of Ascents is found in Psalm 133 —
How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil that was poured over Aaron’s head, that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe.
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced His
blessing, even life everlasting. (New Living Translation)
The worshipers recognized that there was such a huge blessing in the harmony of worship.
That word harmony is a great description for a choir and for our UNITED 2015 service. We come from many backgrounds and many denominations, but all of us will be together in harmony on August 23, 2015. We hope that you will be able to lend your voice to our harmony as we believe our UNITED 2015 praise will bring unity and blessing to Cedar Springs.