CALL TO WORSHIP                     
                                                                           Psalm 95:1-7a
1. Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

2. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

3. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

4. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

6. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

7. for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
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The worship service for today is live streamed. It can be heard later on YouTube and the Church website (www.bellevuebaptistchurchchicago.org) To listen to the service go to Church website and select the media tab for the sermon

Music by: Deacon Garlan Garner
Video and Audio by: Mr. Michael Harris

The Pastor’s weekly sermon can be heard on the church website (www.bellevuebaptistchurchchicago.org) To listen to the service go to church website and select the media tab for the sermon.
 
PRAYER FOCUS PRAYING ALWAYS
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request. Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
 
Dr. Frank Laubach gives many ideas for experiments in prayer:
Pray for whoever comes to memory.
Pray when you can’t sleep at night.
 
Pray while taking a walk.
Pray, using a prayer list of missionaries, pastors, of the sick and sorrowing, neighbors, and coworkers.
Pray while reading a newspaper – pause and pray for accident victims, for world leaders.
 
Pray for the Lord to give you open doors to witness.
Paul, recognizing the kind of world in which he lived, with Satan’s powers so intense, tells his friends to pray at all times in the Spirit. And Paul also reminds the Ephesians to pray for all Christians, “and also me.”
 
Why not follow Paul’s example and ask many of our friends and fellow church members to pray for us. And then, let us “give ourselves wholly to prayer…and pray on every occasion in the power of the Spirit.” By Conrad M. Thompson