Denver, Colorado … Like never before, our world is turning to prayer. The crisis at hand causes most of us who are followers of God to take a reflective step back and, like Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:12, say, “We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you!” Responsibly following guidelines to help “flatten the curve,” learning the challenge of “social distancing,” and receiving messages on our phones that give “shelter in place” directives – we didn’t even have those words on our radar a month ago.
But what we did have, and what we do have and what we will have is a mighty God who invites us to “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me,” (Psalm 50:15). We, in the Rocky Mountain Conference, we believe in prayer. We’ve got prayer calls up all over the conference where members gather to pray!
Sabbath, April 4, has been designated as a special Day of Fasting and Prayer to pray for our people, our communities, and our world in light of the COVID-19 crisis. We invite you to plan now to be part of that day! Yes, it will be an unusual Sabbath – we’ll be worshiping at a distance from each other, but our hearts will be closely united in prayer!
A prayer guide, helpful hints for fasting, and other materials for this day based on 2 Chronicles 20, will be uploaded shortly to www.rmcsda.org/prayer. We invite you to join with your families and your church families to pray. We’ll also have a Rocky Mountain Conference prayer time together, Sabbath, April 4, 8-9 a.m., to start the day, and 6:30-7:30 p.m. to end the day with our eyes on God! Plan now to join! Call 605-468-8026 and enter the access code 1010801# RMC – Let’s PRAY!
100 Days of Prayer .Around the world, we thought we’d be praying for 100 days leading up to the General Conference Session in Indianapolis this year. The devotions were written and everything was “all systems, GO!” But…the world changed, and the 100 days of prayer has changed with it! Please join with brothers and sisters around the world to pray for 100 days, Beginning Friday, March 27, and continuing until July 4. You can sign up to receive a devotional thought and prayer prompts for each day at https://www.revivalandreformation.org/100days
RMC- Let’s PRAY!
—DeeAnn Bragaw, RMC Prayer Ministry Coordinator; photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash