In-person worship services will be held as scheduled this Sunday. Please use discretion when determining whether roads are safe for your personal travel.
If you are unable to travel, consider joining worship online HERE at 7:30, 9, 11 or 5pm, on-demand at Resurrection’s YouTube channel, or on TV at KMCI 38 at 8am or 11am.
We are watching the weather and at this time the Car Show is still on as scheduled for the public, open from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. We will keep you updated as conditions change.
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
by Chris Holliday, Resurrection West Connection & Care Pastor and Adult Discipleship Director
You’re talking with a good friend and ask how they’re doing. They say, “Fine”. You say, “How are you really doing?” They tell you about something with which they’re struggling. You talk for a while and end by saying, “I’ll be praying for you.” Then you don’t.
It’s not that you don’t care. It’s not that you don’t believe in the power of prayer. It’s not that you don’t want to pray for the person. You have the very best of intentions. Maybe you forget? Maybe you get distracted or just don’t get around to it. Maybe the business of life gets in the way. Believe me when I say, there’s no judgement here. I’ve done it too.
So how do we become more faithful in keeping our prayer promises? Here are a few ideas I’ve come across over the years. While they may not be new to you, hopefully revisiting them will be helpful.
And remember, prayer is your opportunity to have regular conversation with God. You can do it anywhere and anytime. You don’t have to assume a certain posture or close your eyes or pray in a certain way. So, in the words of the old Nike slogan, “Just do it.” You’ll be glad you did.