Chesapeake Conference Releases Urgent Call to Prayer
The following statement was released from the Chespeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tuesday afternoon:
April 28, 2015
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. …So wherever you assemble, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, 8).
Urgent Call to Prayer
Join us as Seventh-day Adventists across the nation and particularly in Maryland pray earnestly for peace in the City of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore and beyond are angry and hurting following the death of Freddie Gray, and protests have escalated to violence and looting.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Freddie Gray as they grieve the loss of a loved one and seek answers and understanding. We offer sincere condolences and continue to pray for his family.
Our congregations are currently engaged in Prophecies of Hope meetings. As we witness the chaos in the world around us, we know that we are indeed in end times and that our Lord is coming soon.
I invite you to find an opportunity—perhaps during the Prophecies of Hope meetings this week, or on the Wednesday morning prayer call, or during the Sabbath morning service this week—to pray for peaceful resolution to the conflict in Baltimore. To join the Wednesday morning prayer call from 6:30-7:00, dial (605) 475-4000 toll free, and use participant code 721521#.
Thank you for your prayer support.
Rick Remmers, DMin
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).