Thursday, October 9, 2014

Pray With Us

"Our prayer must not be self-centered. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them." — John Calvin 

  • Pray that God will abundantly supply the seminary's financial needs and bless and prosper all those who may be led to give in support of this work in God's Kingdom.
  • Ask God to inspire the hearts of prospective students He is calling to the ministry to seek their theological education at GPTS.
  • Ask God for the presence of His Spirit in all the instruction and learning at GPTS, that professors and students alike would be faithful and steadfast in their commitment to the truth of God's Word.
  • Pray that new Office Manager Doug Watson and his wife will be able to sell their house in Pennsylvania quickly and complete their move to South Carolina.
  • Ask God to bless, enrich and refresh Dr. Pipa during his teaching sabbatical.
  • Continue to pray for completion of the final steps for the wife and children of one of our foreign students, who escaped persecution in their native land, to embark on their journey to the United States.
  • Please persist in prayer for Betty McGoldrick, wife of Professor James McGoldrick, as she continues to deal with her pain and disabilities.
  • Pray for GPTS student and resident information technology specialist Bill Hill, who is experiencing debilitating back pain and meeting resistance from his insurance provider to receive necessary diagnostic tests.

This news comes to us about the failing health of a senior minister in the OPC and an adjunct professor at GPTS, Dr. George Knight: 

His pastor, Cliff Blair writes: “Dr. Knight is in the hospital here in Charlotte. Last week he had surgery to remove a polyp from his colon. The surgery went well and the polyp proved non-cancerous. But since then he has developed an internal leak where the surgery was, which is being monitored in hopes that it will self-heal. He has not had any solid food (or much food at all) in over 10 days, though he is being given nutrients. He is weak and weary of the ordeal. His greatest desire is to be discharged from the hospital. His great confidence remains in the Lord who does all things right. Would you please pray for his recovery and rest; and pray also for his wife Virginia who has not left his side for more than an hour since he entered the hospital more than 10 days ago.”
Ross W. Graham
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church.