onday, November 1 is the daybefore the election. Hopefully,you received an invitation to attend aGathering of People Who Pray on thatevening at 7:00. Please try to be there,as we come together as God’s people.There will be prayer events at twoplaces, at the same time: The OldStone Church in Branson and St.Andrew Presbyterian Church inKimberling City. Pastor Jim Carikerof the Branson Nazarene Church willserve as facilitator at the Old StoneChurch, with special music providedby Doug Gabriel. Pastor KimberlyCunningham will serve as facilitator,and I will co-facilitate, at St. Andrewin Kimberling City. MarlyceStockinger will provide special music.Please keep in mind that when wecome together on that evening,regardless of personal feelings andopinions, we will be worshiping Godand seeking thatthe Holy Spiritsweep throughthis nation inorder that God’sperfect will be done. And, of course,please be praying now. If you are
unable to be at one of the churches,please devote some prayer timewherever you are.
“THE POWER OF CRYING OUT”
his book, by Bill Gothard, hasbeen the source of previousquotes for this Newsletter. Here aretwo more: “By crying out to God andasking Him to overcome evil’s power,we seek the victory only He canprovide, because He is over all thedark forces and powers whichrepresent our true enemy. ‘For we donot wrestle against flesh and blood,but against principalities, againstpowers, against the rulers of thedarkness of this age, against spiritualhosts of wickedness in the heavenlyplaces.’ (from Ephesians 6) ‘When I
to You, David says, ‘then myenemies will turn back; this I know,because God is for me.’ (Psalm 56:9)Even the archangel Michael used hisvoice to invoke God’s help againstSatan. (see Jude 9)…David could sayto the Lord, ‘Attend to my cry; giveear to my prayer which is not fromdeceitful lips. (see Psalm 17: 1) Whatdoes such a cry represent? A sincerecry to God, particularly during a timeof great need or crisis, oftenrepresents many qualities andattitudes that God has promised to