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When people talk about establishing new, healthy patterns in life, they often try to break it down into smaller, achievable chunks.
So, to get people more active, they encourage people to walk half an hour a day for three days a week.
Every week on Saturday morning at 7.30am, our church gets together for only half an hour to pray through the many prayer points on our weekly prayer bookmark.
If you’ve never joined us before, then you are more than welcome to just listen and pray the prayers said by others.
On outward appearances, it’s a pretty unimpressive event in the life of our church… but in reality it’s one of the most important things that we do each week.
But it is at this meeting that we show our dependence on God… and rejoice in his answers to our prayers.
As we are reminded in Philippians, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Are you able to invest thirty minutes a week to join with others at church to relieve our anxiety and enjoy his peace that comes Jesus?
This week the NSW Government ordered school principals to prevent Scripture teachers from using three specific Christian books in the classroom.
This unprecedented action comes from strong pressure by a lobby group that seeks to silence any view from schools that does not match the secular, atheistic worldview.
We need to teach our classes in a manner that is consistent with the guidelines set by the school, but the actual content of this special religious education is determined by the religious organisations permitted by law to teach the students of their faith in the time allocated in the school.
People against the message of God’s word do not like to see it taught in state schools, even though it is a feature of the NSW Government system that specific religious instruction is available as part of the rich tapestry of the public system.
Please pray for our Archbishop and for Youthworks as they seek to clarify the details of what seems to be behaviour by the Department of Education and Communities that is inconsistent with the legislation within which they are required to operate.
Please also pray that this painful exercise will help preserve the opportunity for religious teaching in schools that all parents and children in state schools enjoy.