In unity with the World Church, Central Philippine Union Conference workers engaged in the Ten Days of Prayer with the theme: “Seeking God’s Spirit” on the third and fourth week of January 2020, after the week of spiritual festivity. This endeavor aimed to refresh and fill Seventh-day Adventists spiritually as they start the year.
The office staff led the daily devotional reading. The conversion stories and testimonies gave encouragement and inspiration to the CPUC workers. The programs ended with a united prayer, done in different manners, such as by twos, by care group, and individually, to give time for the shared utterance of petitions, personal supplications, and reflections in consonance to the suggested prayers found on the guide.
Prayer, indeed, is vital to life. As Ellen White puts it, “Prayer is the breath of the soul. It is the secret of spiritual power. No other means of grace can be substituted, and the health of the soul be preserved. Prayer brings the heart into immediate contact with the Wellspring of life, and strengthens the sinew and muscle of the religious experience.” (MYP 249)
On the onset of the ten days of prayer activity, Lenie G. Suniega, the secretary to the president, invited every worker to join the Seventh-day Adventists around the world to pray for the outpouring and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
“Let us unite in prayer that we may be bolder in sharing the faith and more zealous in preparing ourselves and other people for the coming of the Lord,” she further said.
By Zenith Joy N. Dollosa