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Tuesday, September 26 2023

Good Morning Pray-ers, Intercessors, Watchman, Warriors, Workers and Worshipers! Prayer is so basic, essential, required and needed. Everything of value from God is birthed through our prayers. In our Good News Delivery Co. Prayer is the foundation, power source, and goes before us as we listen, receive, process and follow God. Prayer births our fruit. Keep praying! It's something we all can and should do! We need you!

Below are a couple of prayer guides you can use to start your prayers and to pray for our church, district and denomination and for our nation. Cry out to God for revival and guidance! Check out the ODB as well.

Today we gather on Zoom at 10 to pray, study, listen and release more prayers. All are welcome!

And please mark your calendars and plan to attend some or all of the time next Sunday Oct 8th as we pray for our denomination, district, and church to become a dynamic movement of God and for personal needs as well. Pray for this day to be one where we encounter God and release His will and power. This event is open to anyone. The sanctuary and elevator doors will be open from 2-4.

I'm praying for you right now to draw close to God, dwell in His loving presence to listen and then release what He wants you to pray. Here a gathering of songs to use during your prayer, praise and worship today: 30 minutes MORNING DEVOTION worship songs with lyrics

30 minutes MORNING DEVOTION worship songs with lyrics


A Distinct Cry

How gracious [God] will be when you cry for help! Isaiah 30:19

READ Isaiah 30:19–26


When a baby cries, it’s a signal that the child is tired or hungry, right? Well, according to doctors at Brown University, subtle differences in a newborn’s cries can also provide important clues for other problems. Doctors have devised a computer program that measures cry factors like pitch, volume, and how clear the cry sound is to determine if something’s wrong with the baby’s central nervous system.

Isaiah prophesied that God would hear the distinct cries of His people, determine their hearts’ condition, and respond with grace. Judah, rather than consulting God, had ignored His prophet and sought help in an alliance with Egypt (Isaiah 30:1–7). God told them that if they chose to continue in their rebellion, He’d bring about their defeat and humiliation. However, He also longed “to be gracious to [them]; . . . to show [them] compassion” (v. 18). Rescue would come, but only through their cries of repentance and faith. If God’s people did cry out to Him, He would forgive their sins and renew their spiritual strength and vitality (vv. 8–26).  

The same holds true for believers in Jesus today. When our distinct cries of repentance and trust reach the ears of our heavenly Father, He hears them, forgives us, and renews our joy and hope in Him.

By Marvin Williams


Why are you tempted to rebel against God and seek help apart from Him? How does repentance before Him lead to reconciliation and life?

Dear God, please forgive me for seeking safety, security, and protection apart from You. Please restore my love for You.

For further study, read Feeling the Weight of Sin.

Feeling the Weight of Sin

Genesis 3 is probably too familiar. Serpent lies. Eve eats. Adam joins. God walks. Humans hide and blame. God cu...


Isaiah 30:19–26 describes a future when God’s people will be guided once more by sound teaching (vv. 20–22) and when the land will produce “rich and plentiful” food (v. 23). Causes for God’s people weeping will be “no more” (v. 19). They will live and flourish in Jerusalem once again (v. 19).

The promise that God will remove any reason for tears is echoed elsewhere in Isaiah (25:8; 61:3). This promised future was fulfilled in part by His people returning from exile. But these promises will find full fulfillment when Christ returns (Revelation 7:17).

Monica La Rose

Monthly family prayer starters:

Oct. ONE Cry:

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St. Matthew's EC Church

5th & Ridge Streets
P.O. Box 433
Emmaus, PA 18049
Telephone 610.965.5570


We are learning to live and love like Jesus. 

We are working on becoming who we were created to be and doing our custom made purposes well. 

We are part of the Evangelical Congregational Church

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