May 1, 2012 / cindybthymius

National Day of Prayer

Oh, the power of prayer! There have been countless times in my life I have been thankful for that one word–prayer. I often think of it as a direct line to God. At my weakest moments, I am often reminded how much God loves me when someone tells me, “You came to my heart today, and I prayed for you.” Sometimes these statements came known to me as an adult. I never knew how many people prayed for me as a child growing up. I know it’s these prayers that helped mold me and shape me to be who I am today. As children of God, we need to be that “prayer angel” for others. Here are some opportunities you can do that through our church, Germantown Baptist Church, this week:

The 2012 National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 3, and Germantown Baptist Church will have opportunities throughout the week for prayer. All week from 7am-7pm the GBC Prayer Room will be open and have prayer resources available to guide your time of prayer. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7am-7pm GBC will have a Prayer Journey through each of the seven areas of prayer focus. The journey begins in the Bride’s Room, and directions on where to go next in the journey will be found there. Wednesday evening in the Worship Center GBC will have a special time of prayer led by Tom Elkins. Begin your Thursday morning with a family prayer breakfast at 6:15 a.m. in the Faith Building. Call Ann Wilder at 901.969.5803 for reservations by May 2 or register here. From 7:00–7:45 a.m. GBC’s Pastor and staff will lead a prayer time focusing on government, our church, military, family, education, media and business. Churches from all over Germantown will come together at the flag pole outside City Hall (1930 S. Germantown Rd.) for a time of prayer for our local government and city officials at 12:00 p.m. During the evening drive home, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., the Germantown community is invited to ‘drive thru’ GBC’s entrance and pray with one of our prayer partners. (Information taken from

Blessings and Peace,

Thought for the day:

1 Thessalonians 5:17
“pray without ceasing”