Most of us know that we should constantly pray—But many—if not most—of us would confess we don’t pray as often as we should. When we do not pray, we limit what God might do in our lives. Some may not like the sound of this, but if it were not true, what could James mean when he writes, “You do not have, because you do not ask God” (James 4:2)
Most everybody prays when they are desperate. We sometimes hear the phrase “foxhole praying,” which, of course, comes from the idea that when you are pinned down in a foxhole with explosions all around you, almost everyone is inclined to pray then. The idea is that in life we all get to some point where you realize you can’t accomplish something without divine intervention, and so you go to God in prayer.
According to God’s Word, our entire lives are intended to be lived with the attitude that unless apart from God we are vulnerable and even helpless. What if our attitude was that every single thing you do today, as a follower of Jesus Christ, was not possible without divine intervention?
If you look at what the Bible shows us about prayer, it will reveal that the heart of prayer is about recognizing—every moment of every day—that we are completely dependent on God. This can be seen by looking at the life of Jesus—Jesus prayed faithfully and fervently. Join us Sunday at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares an especially important message entitled “Prayin’ Like Your Life Depends on It!”
GREAT NEWS—WE’RE BACK!!! WE ARE OPEN for On-Site/In-Person worship. As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship. Additional precautions per CDC and AZDHS recommendations will be in place and details can be found on our website as well as the opportunity to reserve your seat for worship. We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship or information through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780).
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at two worship times (9:00am & 10:30am) featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. We look forward to seeing you!
The PUMPKINS ARE COMING!—Beginning Saturday October 3rd Sedona UMC is partnering with Young Life of the Verde Valley in our very popular “Annual Pumpkin Patch” at the church with all the proceeds going toward supporting YL youth campership. We will offer a great variety of colors, shapes and sizes of pumpkins. Come and get a great pumpkin and support this important mission.
We offer so many great missions, ministries and opportunities at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you! —Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—We look forward to seeing you!—Come and grow with us!