Bulletin / Prayer List 7-16-17

Prayer List
Don Hickerson will have cataract surgery July 19th.
Don Hickerson’s brother-in-law Louis Horn is in rehab.
Jack and Ardina Butler from Wolfe City church Christ need our prayers.
Corey Miller is having problems with his throat.
We need to keep Kerry King’s mother in our prayers. She is scheduled to have a heart cath procedure this week.
Jim Hallman is having back problems.
Tabitha Griffin has begun taking cancer treatments.
Gary Hickerson is scheduled to have surgery Monday.
Gary Hodges is not doing well.

Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Billie Phillips, Billie Bradford, Betty Clark, Doris James, Jo Gordon, , Thomas Mako, Audrey McKin, Beryl Miller, Carol Moore, Della Price and Loretta Rhoden.

Serving in the military: 
Faith Balzen, 
Cody Blomstedt, 
Travis Counts, and 
Dakota Smitherman all are in the U.S. . . 
Chris Johnson is in Kuwait.

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

Congratulation to Katelyn and Brandon Hall in the birth of Parker James Hall born July 11 weighing in at 7lbs and 15oz. Everyone is doing fine.

Annual Texomaland Summer Youth Series will be at the Pottsboro church of Christ July 18h at 7:30pm.

Pantry Item: Cooking Spray We need to fill up our pantry. It is really low.

July 23 Prayers: Morning: Butch Balzen – Don Baker
Evening: Don Harrington – Don Hickerson
Scriptures: Greg Counts
Pray Without Ceasing”
By David Shearer

This is a short verse, “Pray without ceasing:” (I Thess. 5:17) isn’t it? This is found in a list of short statements or commands such as: “Rejoice always”, “in everything give thanks”…
Have you ever thought about this command to pray without ceasing? I have read it a lot of time’s as I’m sure you have, too.
Now ask yourself this question. How does one pray without ceasing and put this into action? When you ask this question it raises more questions. At least to me it does. Am I to go around head bowed, eyes closed bumping into every thing because I am praying all the time? Well, probably not.
Quite frankly, I had only given this a passing thought until the other day I was speaking to a preacher friend of mine, Jim Holsten from Canada. He shared with me some thoughts that I thought were practical on how we might fulfill this command of praying without ceasing. Incidentally, he got this idea from someone else who may have gotten it from someone else and so on.
OK, here it goes. God has given us a wonderful tool that we call our brains. As we progress through our days we are constantly thinking about all sorts of things. To be specific our thoughts may drift to a sister who is ill and you may ask yourself, I wonder how she is feeling; you may run across a friend you know from “Facebook.” The point is we think all the time about different people, acquaintances, ill, lonely, etc…
When you think of these folks why not pray for them right then and there. That is what Brother Jim shared with me the other day. Think about that. A short prayer or long prayer depending on your time and circumstance at the moment can be wonderful thing to do.
This is something you can do, too. In so doing you will probably be drawn closer to God and to those whom you are praying for.
Pray without ceasing.

(Marshalltown church of Christ)