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Prayer Covering

By May 20, 2013 No Comments

Did you read May 20th’s post?
Have you become a “Minute Manager?”
If not, read the post and choose to manage your minute each day and then sign up to become a “Minute Manager.”
Prayer is powerful.
Jesus prayed.
He was notably effective in prayer so much so, his disciples asked him to teach them to pray.
Luke 11:1-4 records a summary of his approach to prayer. A short line with a long reach is “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”
As a Minute Manager that’s a great covering prayer for your pastoral team.
“Lord, keep our pastoral team from evil and the Evil one.”
“Lord, keep them from temptation and if not FROM, keep them IN temptation.”

Martin Luther once wrote that anything in which we place our hope and trust becomes our God. We are tempted to replace the God of all creation with the god’s of fame, fortune, comfort, and security.

The temptations that Jesus faced in the wilderness reflect three areas of evil. The bread tempted him to satisfy his physical desire for food and place that above his devotion to God. At the temple peak Jesus was tempted to seek the notoriety of being the only person to jump from that height and survive. On the mountaintop, Satan wanted Jesus to worship him—rather than the true God—a temptation to false belief.

Your daily minute of prayer places a covering over the team and makes a difference that is invaluable.

Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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