Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. – Romans 12:12 (HCSB)
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2 (ESV)
Paul prays for the believers in Thessalonica that the Lord would direct their hearts to the love of God and the steadfastness of Christ. In the closing exhortation to Timothy of his first letter, Paul calls him to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness. The author of Hebrews speaks of God’s promises being a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. Then to the Colossian believers – a call to continue steadfastly in prayer; to be occupied diligently with prayer; to be persistent and consistent in prayer. This is a great word and a great focus for UBC in her prayer – be steadfast.
Use the form to subscribe to the e-mail list that will be used to distribute prayer concerns and updates from the UBC body. Use these e-mails to prompt regular prayers for your church family.
UBC members meet weekly in Heritage Hall on Wednesday nights at 6:00 to pray for these needs as well. As you’re able, join them in lifting up the prayers of the church body to the Lord.