Words of Hope During COVID-19
Karla Kincannon, author of Creativity and Divine Surprise, describes how she is experiencing the presence of God through creativity during this time of solitude. Our God is a God of creativity, and when we create, we always connect with God.
The Spirit is praying, inside of me, inside of you. The Spirit of God takes the intercession of Jesus before the Father in heaven and all the time prays it within our hearts. There is a prayer meeting constantly going on in our lives. We are never prayerless. The Spirit intercedes deep within us, praying the prayer of Jesus, that we may be one and that this world will be mended.
—Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant, Companions in Christ: The Way of Transforming Discipleship (Upper Room Books, 2006)
How does it feel to know that the Spirit intercedes when you aren’t sure how to pray? Join the conversation.
In the same way, the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case with unexpressed groans.
—Romans 8:26 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, meet me where I am.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress? Here are some resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in these anxious times.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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