“Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.” (Psalm 28:2)
Psalm 28 gives us a most precious picture of prayer, especially that of prayer in perilous times. Although we know not the exact peril David was facing at the time (potentially Absalom’s rebellion), we know that in his life he faced many such difficult times. It was in these times, especially that David drew near to his Lord, both in the act of prayer and in the setting forth of a firm confidence in the Lord’s deliverance. In the perilous and ever-changing times we face, let us too follow in David’s example—first in prayer, and then in a trusting confidence in the LORD as our “strength and shield” (v. 7).
As you come before the Lord in prayer in the next few weeks, let us bring these petitions to Him in prayer:
- We give thanks unto God for His provision, protection, and guidance during our recent AFLC Annual Conference, and may all of our decisions and actions as an Association give glory unto Him.
- We give thanks for the anticipation of a new academic year, and praise God for the privilege of equipping men and women for the work of the Kingdom.
- We ask for God’s provision and protection as our students return to campus for study and Orientation beginning the first week of September.
- We pray on behalf of our AFLC leadership, including Staff, Faculty, Corporations and Boards. To be effective leaders and stewards, we must seek wisdom and discernment from the Lord, and we appeal to His mercies to guide and direct us in every decision.
- We pray for the continued construction of our Student Life Center, and anticipate the powerful way the Lord will use this facility to build community, enhance fellowship and Christian activity, and further the growth of His kingdom on our campus and beyond.
- We pray for our churches that are currently experiencing pastoral vacancies. May their Call teams be granted wisdom, insight, and patience as they wait upon the LORD, and may the will of Go
d be accomplished in the lives of those men seeking a call to a congregation.
- We pray for our Bible College and Seminary, AFLC departments, and all of our congregations, pastors and leaders as they navigate the ‘choppy waters’ of COVID with wisdom, skill, and grace only You can provide.
Your partnership in prayer is valued and appreciated!
On behalf of the Intercessor team,
Pastor Kirk Flaa, Sioux Falls, SD