September 5, 2019

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:1, 8-13 ESV

Ministry-Wide Day of Prayer & Fasting

Abba, Father, we come to you today as your little children. We are carried in your arms, trusting in your provision for everything we need. You have loved us to a place of surety, where nothing is broken or missing. You guaranteed this perfect position by sending your only begotten Son, Jesus, and Community Bible Study rests in this truth. You, Lord, are all that we have, and you give us all that we need; our future is in your hands, according to Psalm 16:5: “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.” Lord, there are many issues of life attempting to keep us from entering your rest. These issues create turmoil. Battles erupt to intimidate and keep us from entering your peace. But you, Jesus, are our Good Shepherd. Psalm 23:2 says, “You make us lie down in green pastures and lead us beside still waters.” We trust your Holy Spirit to guide us into all rest. We come to you, honoring your call to Community Bible Study, and ask for clear direction as we begin to explore uncharted territory. We also ask that you hold us closely in the midst of chaos and calamity. Please keep us clearly on course. It is in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus we pray and lavish you with adoration. Amen.

Why Pray?

Prayer is the first CBS core value. We pray because:
- God tells us to pray
- Prayer builds our relationship with Jesus
- God responds to our prayers

CBS leaders frequently pray using the A.C.T.S. acrostic:
- Adoration or Praise
- Confession of Our Sins
- Thanksgiving for God's grace, mercy, and provision
- Supplication or Petition for our and others needs


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