SOMETIMES WE ARE NOT SURE how to pray, or even what to pray for. We can pray for ourselves, for others, for the world. We can pray in lots of different ways, silently or aloud; while moving or still; with others or alone. Many excellent resources are available to help us develop meaningful prayer lives, and those resources often call the activities associated with prayer practices.
Prayer is a way that we practice our faith, and we can practice many different ways of praying in order to discover what is most meaningful for us. Prayer centers us on our relationship with God, brings into focus the joys and sorrows on our minds, and can even be a way to be present in the lives of our friends and enemies.
– Chris Wilterdink
From page 53 of Everyday Disciples: Covenant Discipleship with Youth by Chris Wilterdink. Copyright © 2016 Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Describe your prayer practice. What is going well What are the challenges? Share your thoughts.
He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
Mark 3:5, NRSV
This Week: pray for persons who are making life-changing decisions. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
Did You Know?
In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers. Call 1-800-251-2468 or visit The Living Prayer Center website.
This week we remember: Joan of Arc (May 30).
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