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A Call to Prayer

June 21, 2013 One Comment

CLMS prayby Don Schiemman

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honour me” (Psalm 50:15).

How serious is the flooding in Calgary and surrounding communities? To give you an idea, the Saddledome – the arena which is home to the NHL’s Calgary Flames – is filled with water up to the 13th row. Prime Minister Harper is arriving today to view the situation and offer federal support. This flood is a disaster on a scale which is seldom seen.

Our churches are safe so far, but there isn’t a congregation which doesn’t have families who have been evacuated. Our congregations have opened up their facilities and made them available as emergency shelters, if necessary.

People are asking “What can we do to help?” Our Lord invites us, particularly at times like these, to come to Him in prayer. Therefore, as president of the Alberta-British Columbia District, I am asking that all of the members of Lutheran Church-Canada join in single-minded prayer to our heavenly Father to comfort those who are hurting, to provide for those in need, and, in the midst of this disaster to give our people the hearts to help the helpless.

This is an opportunity for us to put our faith into action and to offer up prayers of intercession on behalf of those affected by the flood. May this be a time also for our LCC members living in Calgary and beyond to show forth the love of Christ in our service to others.

This Sunday, I ask all of Lutheran Church-Canada to join in single-minded prayers of intercession and to commit all who have been affected by the floods into the hands of heavenly Father for His care and protection.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Donald Schiemann, President

Alberta-British Columbia District

Lutheran Church-Canada

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