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Day of Humiliation and Prayer
4 Dec 2019
The Synod has appointed a Day of Humiliation and Prayer to be observed throughout the Church on Wednesday, December 4, “that we may plead for a breath of God’s saving power upon Church and state. Our need of such a blessing comes before us with renewed urgency due to the spiralling dark clouds of moral and spiritual wickedness in our own and other nations. And though we see small results from our petitions at the throne of grace, we are never to despair of the boundless compassion and power of our blessed Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, being yet exercised to bring all nations to repentance and new obedience. We are assured from the Word of God, ‘the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’ (James 5:16). We do well to follow the example of Hezekiah, whose lot was in an exceedingly evil day: he earnestly directed Isaiah and Israel, ‘This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy . . . Wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left’ (Isaiah 37:3,4).”
(Rev) K M Watkins, Clerk of Synod