Inspired by Luke 9: 37-43, John Wesley and the denomination that raised me Dear God: We convulse. We foam at the mouth. We are seized By this power that throws Us to the ground and mauls us and will not leave us. Today, I pray for my United Methodist siblings; for the church that raised me. They have been seized by a force that is tearing them apart; that has thrown them to the ground. None of our churches are perfect. Not one. We all have our demons to contend with. We understand what this is is like. It is… Read more Continue reading Tuesday Prayer: A prayer for a sibling church
Inspired by Luke 5:1-11 Dear God: I look for you, the most, when I’m doing other things. When I am feeling overwhelmed or failing or lost I whisper “Oh God…” “Jesus…” And I don’t even always know how much I mean it. It’s like my pacing when I’m winded or my tight shoulders when I’m afraid or my stomach grumbling when I’m hungry. It’s a reflexive prayer. My heart speaks. “Oh God…” “Jesus…” And then… Sometimes… (take one step), you whisper back. (rest one more minute. take a real breath. pause. be present, be present, be present. this is all… Read more Continue reading Tuesday Prayer for 2/5/19
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