July 6, 2021

Dear Carmel Family - 

"Prayer is the link that connects us with God. It is the bridge that spans every gulf and bears us over every abyss of danger or of need...May God baptize us with holy audacity and divine confidence. He is not wanting great men and women, but He is wanting men and women who will dare to prove the greatness of their God."
Pastor Alex quoted this saying from A.B. Simpson on Sunday morning as he taught from Acts 12 where the early church prayed earnestly for the release of Peter from prison. We were encouraged and challenged to be a people of urgent, striving prayer...and to be a people full of faith in the might and power of God. Even if we haven't yet seen an answer to our prayer, don't give up! Keep praying for that loved one, friend, acquaintance or situation. 

We also learned that the heart of prayer is dependence on God, knowing that we can't, but He can! May we be marked with holy audacity and divine confidence in God, our Father.

Are you looking for ways to grow your faith and dive deeper in prayer? We would love to help and encourage you! Visit carmelprays.org to pray for others in our church family and to let us know how we can be praying for you. To help build a daily habit of prayer and scripture reading, pick up our July Pray Big 3 Prayer Calendar in the Gathering Space any day during office hours or on Sunday mornings or visit our Pray Big 3 page. Join the Carmel family in prayer whether we are present together or traveling, let's be a people of prayer!

- The Carmel Team

Praise for an incredible week of joy and ministry for our CarmelKidz Pine Cove Camp in the City. Carmel was filled to the brim with enthusiastic kids and counselors as they sang, danced, jumped, prayed and studied together.

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