Asst Vicar’s Message

Asst Vicar’s Message

Rev. George Varghese

Dearly beloved in Christ,

A man had a dream. One night he took a journey to a land across the sea. He did not go by boat or plane, but he travelled on his knees. He saw many people there in deep sin, and he did not want to offer prayers for them. But Jesus told him to go and see how many he could win. He said to Jesus that he could not go and work with such people. Jesus quickly answered him, “Yes son, you can be traveling on your knees. You just pray, and I will meet their needs”. So, the man knelt in prayer and felt at ease as he traveled on his knees. He said to Jesus, “Yes Lord, I know that I can do the job, and my desire is to please you. I will heed your call”. And the man traveled on his knees.

We are called to pray for others. Every Christian has the responsibility to pray for others. We have to pray for our family, our relatives, our colleagues, and all the people we meet daily. Never say that we have nothing to pray for. Samuel thought himself to be committing a sin when he did not pray for the people. He said, “As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you (1 Sam. 12:23)”.

As we are entering into a Lenten season, let us travel on our knees and intercede for others as Moses interceded for Israel that saved them in the desert when God was ready to destroy them. He was so earnest that he pleaded “But now, please forgive their sin, but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written”. God was impressed and He spared them. Let’s pray for others and also for us. When we pray, remember the love of God that wants the best for us; the wisdom of God that knows what is best for us and the power of God that can accomplish it. Martin Luther said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing”. If we lost the rhythm of our prayer life due to our busy schedules, then, let us build our prayer life more effectively in this Lenten season. We pray to a Great and Awesome God, who is worthy of our praise and worship. R.A. Torrey said, “Pray for great things, expect great things, work for great things, but above all, pray”. Let’s pray to God by admitting our own inadequacy and trust in the power of God so that we will be blessed. God bless you.

In His Service
Binu Achen.