Pastor’s Letter – November 27

Pastor’s Letter – November 27

Hello church,

I’d love to know what God’s been teaching you through our current sermon series on prayer. Perhaps there are questions that have been raised or encouragements along the way. Please take a moment to send and email and let me know – it’d be great to see how God has been growing us through this time.

But wouldn’t it be an epic fail if we spend all of this time listening to sermons on prayer and not actually praying! I love the opportunity we have to pray in our gatherings on Sundays, but it’s also true that we’ve only got a limited amount of time and it is impossible to cover off the various concerns we might have locally and further afield. With this in mind I’d encourage you to join us at 9am on Sunday mornings to pray together in a more extended way. The 9am prayer time is the context in which we can pray for a whole host of needs in the ministry of our church, or particular people we want to uphold to God, or even the wider concerns of our city and the world. We’d love to be praying for family undergoing medical treatment, or missionaries abroad, or God’s work in local prisons or on university campuses. It is so precious to be able to bring these concerns to God together!

And if you’re looking for further encouragement than consider how the apostle Paul spurred on the churches of Colossae, Thessalonica, Ephesus and Philippi:

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16)

Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Our time of prayer together is such a precious expression of what we’re learning from Jesus: to pray to our loving Heavenly Father, longing to see his kingdom come in our lives and in the world around us. I hope you can join us at 9am on Sunday!



Simon Marshman
Senior Pastor
Trinity Church Brighton
0401 387 908