Elders PrayerZechariah 4:6B gives believers an important truth:
” …  not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts”.

Each Lord’s Day morning at about 10:30 the Pastors meet in my office to pray for God the Holy Spirit to mightily move in the Worship Service exalting Christ & transforming Christ’s followers & calling the lost to repentance-faith.

This is not a ritual. This is a necessity.

2 Corinthians 10:3-4:
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ …”.

James 5:16B: ” … The effective prayer of the righteous man can accomplish much”.

When we pray, God works; when we fail to pray, we merely work.


BallgameBaltimore. Rioting outside Camden Yards. The game must go on. Fans locked out. The first  major-league baseball game ever without any fans.


Seems like a metaphor for many churches relative to their needy surrounding communities.

Before the Cross, the Lord Jesus prayed to His Father for His followers:

“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”
(John 17:15)

Martin Luther wrote & we sing:
“And though this world with the devils filled should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God has willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim
we tremble not for him
his rage we can endure
for lo his doom is sure
one little word shall fell him.”

Let’s believe it.

Let’s take the game out of the safe stadium and onto the streets!

With Jesus’ love for all of you,
Pastor Rob Elliott