Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note

A Message from Rev. HeyYoung Horton, Senior Pastor
Rev. HeYoung Horton Happy Easter!

Following our beautiful Easter Service, I entered my office and a small piece of paper on my desk
grabbed my attention. It was a little paper that had been given to me by a stranger who had attended our Cove Service last summer. He had approached me at the end of the service and asked, "Can I pray for you"? His request made me feel a little awkward, but I gladly accepted the offer. He then recited this prayer:

I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart although God spoke no word.
I didn't ask for wealth or fame. I knew you wouldn't mind.
I asked God to send treasures of a far more lasting kind.
I asked that God'd be near you at the start of each new day.
To grant you health and blessings, and friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small.
But it was for God's loving care I prayed the most of all."

When he finished his prayer he gave me a small piece of paper on which the prayer he had just
recited was written. Apparently he regularly prays for others he meets and gives them a written copy of the prayer.

As I read that prayer again, I realized how much I had needed his prayer. Reflecting back, I
remembered the moment. I needed good health and happiness as well as friends who cared for me,
especially in times when I encounter discouragement.

I am so grateful that he approached and prayed for my well being and blessed me to receive God's loving care each day.

As I look around the world, I realize there are many people who need this prayer. It is my hope that by sharing this story many of you will feel the desire and pray for others. "May the Lord's loving care be with you all"


Pastor HeyYoung Horton

New Jersey Annual Conference
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