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A morning of prayer

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Chad Bennett, pastor of the Monett Community Church, pictured at left, was the guest speaker at the prayer breakfast. He offered an inspirational message that focused on his struggle with significant health issues over the past year. His message challenged listeners to let God's desires replace their own desires through the process of prayer. "It's not about praying for God to change the situation, but for God to change me," said Bennett. "When God becomes what pleases us most, we become what pleases Him most. Prayer is the only way that can happen." Bennett also spoke about the struggles his church faced due to his condition and the strength his congregation gained through the process. "They learned they have to take responsibility for their own spiritual growth," said Bennett. "They've had to take care of each other."
Chad Bennett, pastor of the Monett Community Church, pictured at left, was the guest speaker at the prayer breakfast. He offered an inspirational message that focused on his struggle with significant health issues over the past year. His message challenged listeners to let God's desires replace their own desires through the process of prayer. "It's not about praying for God to change the situation, but for God to change me," said Bennett. "When God becomes what pleases us most, we become what pleases Him most. Prayer is the only way that can happen." Bennett also spoke about the struggles his church faced due to his condition and the strength his congregation gained through the process. "They learned they have to take responsibility for their own spiritual growth," said Bennett. "They've had to take care of each other." The breakfast was hosted by the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Monett Ministerial Association on May 5 at the American Legion Hall. A nice crowd turned out for the event, which is has been held in Monett annually since 1998 on the National Day of Prayer. A free breakfast was prepared and and served by members of the Monett Kiwanis Club. The Bayou, Big Baldy's and Burger King provided the ingredients for the breakfast. [Times Photo by Lisa Schlichtman]



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