Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Praying from a Positon of Strength

I hope that all of you have either read or listened to the most recent blog here on Friends Needing Friends. In it you were challenged to fast and pray this weekend, July 24, 25, 26, for God to stay this COVID-19 virus. As I stated in my previous blog, you may totally do without food for a meal each day, but we’re not asking you to fast the entire three days. Just be in prayer as you go about your day and be specific in your prayers for this pandemic to come to an end, always acknowledging that you want God’s will to be done as His timing is perfect.
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Saturday, July 11, 2020


The book of Esther in the Old Testament records the story I’m going to be sharing with you today. Let me just briefly give you some context for what was occurring in today’s lesson. An edict had gone forth from the Persian king, King Xerxes, that all of the Jews in his kingdom were to be killed. Esther was the queen at this time but King Xerxes didn’t know that she was Jewish so he didn’t think twice about signing the edict. However, Esther’s older cousin, Mordecai who had raised her since early childhood, knew that they were in a desperate situation. His only hope was getting Esther to go before the king and plead for her people. This would mean that she would have to declare her true nationality and that alone might jeopardize her relationship with the king. Then she reminded Mordecai that she