The Raleigh-Area Concerts of Prayer is inviting everyone to the citywide August Prayer Gathering, being held at 7 p.m. every weeknight (Monday through Friday evenings) through the end of August At Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7215 Six Forks Road.

Below is a note by Bill Morgan, pastor at Bethlehem Baptist, and Don Rayno of Raleigh-Area Concerts of Prayer, sent last week:

Already, after just three days of quiet, personal prayer with God at these nightly prayer gatherings, we both are seeing the great benefit personally in our own walks with God. Frankly, we needed these extended times of quietness before Him even more than we realized.

We suspect that we are not the only ones that feel that way. Busyness, even in the work of the Lord, can steal an intimate relationship with God away from us. So times like this are a necessary restorative. In these first few days we have spent time in personal prayer in such areas as the “gates” in which sin can come into our lives—our mind, our eyes, our ears, and our mouth—and, last night the state of our love for God—such an important area to explore personally in God’s presence.

There is indeed no substitute for coming to God and asking Him to search our hearts. “Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24). This is what we are doing each and every weekday night all through August.

Though we are gathering together in a large group, this is a very personal time for each of us. We are all asking God to renew our own hearts. He’s already begun to do that in our hearts. We look forward to what He will continue to do the rest of this month.

We really want to encourage you to come to these prayer gatherings. Don’t miss these great opportunities to come before God honestly, without distractions, in a quiet setting. You will find it invaluable for your soul. Come and let God bring spiritual renewal in your life.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Bill Morgan
Bethlehem Baptist Church

Don Rayno
Raleigh-Area Concerts of Prayer

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deaconess Bridget Hodge.