Thom Rainer Online

Sam Rainer

May 4, 2009


My father has a new website. Check out for his insights about church health and other topics. Today’s post is about prayer – an appropriate and relevant first topic:

I miss Frances Mason.

Frances was a member of a church where I served as pastor. She died three years ago. I still miss her.

She came by my office the first week I was on the field in the church. “Pastor,” she told me, “I want you to know that I will pray for you every day. As spiritual leader of this church, you will experience some tough days. The Enemy doesn’t want you or our church to do God’s work. He will oppose you constantly.” Frances paused for a moment and then said with a smile and twinkle in her eye, “And there are some pretty mean people in the church. You will need prayer to deal with them.”

Read the rest of it here.

3 comments on “Thom Rainer Online”

  1. AA Morella says:

    Thanks for the notice about Dr. Rainer’s blog. I look forward to reading it on a regular basis.

  2. kdb1411 says:

    Thanks for letting us know Sam. You are my favorite blogger, but it won’t hurt me to read another Rainer 🙂

  3. Sam,

    Thanks for letting us know about your father’s blog. I had a similar experience with one of the faithful, elderly women in the church I am currently pastoring. What a blessing to know people are praying for you. Hope you and Erin are doing well down there in the Sunshine State!


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