Tuesday 4-28-20 prayer

Published April 28, 2020 by Pastor Vicki in Daily Prayer

A Prayer a Day: Good evening, Lord. What a  busy day it has been.  Today in our sanctuary, looking up at the exposed trusses and roof, I marvel at what a big job this sanctuary remodel has ended up being. I’m going to write a sermon about it sometime. I’ll title the sermon, “If I Knew Then What I Know Now.” When we found out our sanctuary truss system was compromised, four and one half years ago and we moved out of our sanctuary to worship in our fellowship room. I thought fixing the problem would take about one to two years. But, Lord, you have watched the whole thing, and you know, we have done our very best to raise the money and fix the problem. With your help, Lord, we raised all the money needed to replace the trusses and install a steel roof. We thought our troubles were behind us. It turns out we didn’t know, that the ceiling had issues of its own. Now, if we had known then, what we know now, we would have gotten a price from our building engineer, to drop the ceiling, all three layers of ceiling, and haul it away. I have never seen such faithful and hard-working trustees as we have at Grace Church. These folks are the “salt of the earth.” Lord, please pour a special blessing on them for all tbe hundreds of hours, they have worked to remodel your sanctuary. Ephesians 2:21, “The whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” That’s what the trustees are doing: they are making everything fit together, so that our Grace Church sanctuary will be a holy temple to you, Holy God. We know that church is not a  building, but is a people. As the song says, “I am the church! You are the church! We are the church together! All who follow Jesus all around the world. Yes, we’re the church together.” Right now, everyone is quarantined from  church worship services. Grace Church has been quarantined from our sanctuary for 4  1/2 years. But, we have never stopped being the church. Still, the sanctuary is being finished. It’s going to be beautiful.It is a tribute to you, Lord. It is a  memorial and a sacrifice of love, time, and resources given by your people to honor you. We are making it beautiful, so that we may bring more people into relationship with you, God. We pray that Jesus’ followers will be worshipping in that sanctuary another 148 years. Come Holy Spirit and make it so:amen.