When We Work . . . We Work! When We Pray . . . God Works!


 Dear Ministry Friend,

 

I’m not sure who coined the above quote, but I can tell you that after 45 years of full time pastoral ministry, I know that statement to be true.  I have seen God’s hand at work multiple times in my own life and the churches that I have been pastor.

 

In my retirement years of ministry, I have decided to pray for younger ministers instead of being critical of them.  I know that in my earlier years of ministry, I would have appreciated a little more extended hands in prayer and a little less finger pointing in criticism.  So that is my intention with this little prayer group.  I want to pray for your ministry.

 

Some of you are in places of service where it seems God is blessing greatly … some of you are in tough places where it seems like more burdens than blessings.   I have been in both places.  I would like to pray for you and I will do that as a part of my regular prayer time.  I can call your name in prayer for some things in general.  I would so appreciate you replying to this email with specific requests. 

 

God is at work in your ministry … you simply need to work in cooperation with His Holy Spirit.  I want to challenge you to believe the prayer of that Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think.”

 

God bless you today as you continue His work.  I am praying for you and your family.

 

David Archer

A Friend of your Ministry

 

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