Gratitude comes from the heart


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Charles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that if your prayer comes only from your lips and not your heart it gets no higher than the ceiling, but if it comes from the heart it reaches God’s ears. There’s a great deal of truth in that because God doesn’t want mere words from us no matter how eloquent they might be, He wants those words to be heartfelt, to be a true expression of our love of and our faith and trust in Him. When we pray to God we, of course, ask for things, the most important of which is for Him to forgive us of our sins. We also ask for His blessings in our lives, the most important of these is the blessing of salvation given us by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Following this is asking for a closer walk with Him through the guidance He provides us in all things by sending us the Holy Spirit. We may also ask that He, the Great Physician, lay His healing hands upon our loved ones and even ourselves. We also ask that He sustain us through hard times and remind us of His sustaining us when He brings us through those hard times and into good ones. Through it all, however, we should give thanks to Him with a grateful heart for all He’s given us and continues to give us, because when we do our prayer of gratitude and all the rest of our prayers please Him. By doing so, we show we are truly grateful for all He has done for us and that we remember that all good things come from Him.


Sunday, Dec. 3

11 a.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Christmas Cantata “Festival of Lessons and Carols” by Jonathan Willcocks during the 11 a.m worship service.

The public is invited to attend. Rev. David Bauknight, Pastor.

Thomas E. Bishop is Organist/Choirmaster.

Sunday, Dec. 3

5 p.m.: Mary Owens presents the Gospel Play “Jesus Is Knocking, Will You Answer?” at the USC Union Auditorium.

Tickets are $15.

There will be prizes and giveaways.

Contact number 864-429-1402.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be observed at the USC Union Gazebo.

Please come and join with fellow citizens of Union County, and with others in other places as we pray for our country, our community, our state, and also for our world. Pray for the Church, and for revival in Union County.

Let us give thanks for our country, and pray for the revival and awakening we need to turn us in the right direction. Pray for God’s guidance and protection for our leaders at every level. Please pray for our military, police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and others who risk their lives to serve and protect us. Pray that Christ will be at the center of Christmas for more people this year.

ALL ARE WELCOME. If you can’t get to the gazebo, please take some time for special prayer during the day.

Saturday, Dec. 9

9:30 a.m.: Pacolet River Baptist Association Missionaries will meet at Corinth Baptist Church for quarterly meeting.

Bring a $5 gift and bring 10 bags to give to the nursing home.

Joyce Walker, President.

Saturday, Dec. 9

3 p.m.: The Youth Ministry of New Emanuel Chapel would like to invite you to our annual “Get Crunk for Christ” praise celebration .

We are asking that all youth choirs, praise dancers, and all other ministries to be in celebration with us and get “CRUNK.”

It will be held at New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church.

The event is come as you are.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.

Rev. James Mason, Moderator.

Saturday, Dec. 16

1:30 p.m.: Jeter Chapel Gathering Outreach will be at Jeter Chapel AME Church.

Rev. Anthony Washington, Pastor.

Please come out, we will have a lot of nice goodies to give out.

Sunday, Dec. 17

2 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church will be celebrating Family & Friends Day.

Our speaker for this occasion will be Pastor Forest Woodard, Sr. of Wilson Chapel AME, Sharon, SC.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.

Charles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that if your prayer comes only from your lips and not your heart it gets no higher than the ceiling, but if it comes from the heart it reaches God’s ears. There’s a great deal of truth in that because God doesn’t want mere words from us no matter how eloquent they might be, He wants those words to be heartfelt, to be a true expression of our love of and our faith and trust in Him. When we pray to God we, of course, ask for things, the most important of which is for Him to forgive us of our sins. We also ask for His blessings in our lives, the most important of these is the blessing of salvation given us by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Following this is asking for a closer walk with Him through the guidance He provides us in all things by sending us the Holy Spirit. We may also ask that He, the Great Physician, lay His healing hands upon our loved ones and even ourselves. We also ask that He sustain us through hard times and remind us of His sustaining us when He brings us through those hard times and into good ones. Through it all, however, we should give thanks to Him with a grateful heart for all He’s given us and continues to give us, because when we do our prayer of gratitude and all the rest of our prayers please Him. By doing so, we show we are truly grateful for all He has done for us and that we remember that all good things come from Him.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_IMG_2277.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times It’s been said that if your prayer comes only from your lips and not your heart it gets no higher than the ceiling, but if it comes from the heart it reaches God’s ears. There’s a great deal of truth in that because God doesn’t want mere words from us no matter how eloquent they might be, He wants those words to be heartfelt, to be a true expression of our love of and our faith and trust in Him. When we pray to God we, of course, ask for things, the most important of which is for Him to forgive us of our sins. We also ask for His blessings in our lives, the most important of these is the blessing of salvation given us by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Following this is asking for a closer walk with Him through the guidance He provides us in all things by sending us the Holy Spirit. We may also ask that He, the Great Physician, lay His healing hands upon our loved ones and even ourselves. We also ask that He sustain us through hard times and remind us of His sustaining us when He brings us through those hard times and into good ones. Through it all, however, we should give thanks to Him with a grateful heart for all He’s given us and continues to give us, because when we do our prayer of gratitude and all the rest of our prayers please Him. By doing so, we show we are truly grateful for all He has done for us and that we remember that all good things come from Him.
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