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19th Sunday after Pentecost – St Francis Service
Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness. How can it be seasoned? Have salt in yourself and be at peace with one another. Mark 9:50
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22;
A thought to ponder upon
There is no need that prayer cannot meet and no problem that prayer cannot solve. People in the church are not alone. Members of Christ’s body should be able to count on others for support and prayer, especially when they are sick or suffering. The elders should be on call to respond to the illness of any member, and the church should stay alert to pray for the needs of all its members. At St John’s we have a prayer-chain of faithful people who will pray for any need you have. You just need to let us know.
“The prayer of faith,” does not refer to the faith of the sick person, but the faith of the people praying. God heals, not faith. But our prayers are part of God’s healing process. That is why God often waits for our prayers of faith before intervening to heal a person.
Do you completely trust God with all your worries, stress, and daily struggles that happen in your life?
The Reverend Josie Steytler preaches for the St Francis Day Service after the gospel reading. This was recorded outside.