When God chose to deliver the Israelities from the hands of the Midianites, he chose to use Gideon and a small band of men (“With the 300 men . . . I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands.” Judges 7:7, 8). God could have chosen to supply many men for the work; instead, he chose to use a small number to demonstrate that the real victory comes from him rather than overwhelming odds. God commands us to pray and tells us that he honors the “effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man.” 

Like Israel of old, Tenth is at a critical juncture in its history. Recently, the property at 1710 Spruce Street was purchased. I still recall many years ago ministers and ruling elders of Tenth standing outside the front of the building praying that the Lord would in time provide this for Tenth. The Lord has wonderfully provided for us as a congregation. Now that we have purchased the building, there are significant decisions and commitments that are needed: facility use, raising the money for paying off the building, etc. On one hand, we rejoice with thanksgiving for the building, and at the same time we look to the Lord in prayer for wisdom to move forward with the building. The Session’s desire is that the Lord’s people first of all seek the Lord.

The elders of Tenth Presbyterian Church would like to invite Tenth people of all ages to consider being a part of the “Band of Gideon.” This group will commit to pray regularly for the upcoming decisions, including the capital campaign. Emails, along with praise/prayer items listed in the church bulletin, will be available to assist you through this process.

If, after carefully considering this commitment before the Lord, you wish to participate, please sign up below. Through weekly emails, you will receive updates, matters to pray for, and encouragements to pray. Your email address will not be shared.

I COMMIT TO PRAY REGULARLY FOR WISDOM FOR THE ELDERS IN THE DECISIONS ABOUT THE 1710 SPRUCE STREET BUILDING, INCLUDING A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. SIGN ME UP.

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