It was with joy, worship, and thanksgiving that the ministers, brothers, and sisters of Ihinmwinrin congregation received the Apostle Odili in their congregation for the first divine service for the year, 2024!
The new year divine service turned around the main theme of the year: “Prayer works” and the message was: "Prayer Contributes to Our Salvation "
Using the Bible text meant for the New Year, (1 Thessalonians 5:17) “Pray without ceasing”
The Apostle said: In line with the Lord's promise, the Holy Spirit tells us of things to come through the Apostle ministry (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit will not reveal everything to us that will happen in 2024! However, He will teach that which we must know and do in order to be saved.
In 2024, the Holy inspires us to pray, and reminds us that a prayer spoken in faith will indeed habits effect (Galatians 4:6, Mark 11:24). For us in 2024 and beyond, prayer is certainly a part of daily life. Prayer should not be a routine! And to avoid our prayer being a routine, we must put a particular focus on the subject of prayer this year. Hence, our motto for 2024: " PRAYER WORKS"
The Apostle went on to tell the brethren about three main points of the divine service namely:
- The prayer of the Lord works
- Our prayer works
- The prayer of the congregation works
To conclude, the Apostle urged the brethren to tap into the power of prayer and realize how great it is. He then wished all present a happy, blessed, peaceful, and glorious New Year, 2024!