Praying for people

This week we’re sharing three different people groups to pray for.

Here are some “Practical Tips for Praying at Work” from the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.

In an honest story, Mackenzie shares what she decided to pray for when she prayed for a close agnostic friend going through a hard time. It may not be the prayer you expect. Read on in “A Strange Prayer.”

And what might the road look like in committing to praying for someone long-term? Erik shares about his experience meeting someone who secretly, yet steadily, prayed for him for over 20 years.

Coming to Terms with Strength in Weakness

The events of the Good Friday story show us God’s understanding of strength in weakness. Though we live the truth of Good Friday and Easter each day of our lives, Lent seems to afford a sobering opportunity for such reflection.

strengthWhat might it look like for a church community to value weakness for the sake of Christ? Weakness is a Core Value at Holy Trinity Church.

What about when you feel weak? Who is your strength? Read on in “When I am Weak…”

Richard Dahlstrom shares some thoughts on “Strength, Weakness, and the Strength of Weakness,” including that:

Jesus tells us that His strength is made perfect right in the midst of our weakness, and this leaves me wondering if our obsessions towards a weakness free, and suffering free life, aren’t in fact making us weak.

 

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Lenten Devotionals and Prayer Guides

Even though the Christian season of Lent started last week, it isn’t too late to get into a spiritual practice of devotions and prayer. In case you are still looking for a guide, here are a few.

From The High Calling, “Knowing Jesus Better.”

From Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI, “The Journey to Jerusalem.”

From The Gospel Coalition, “Journey to the Cross.”

From the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, “Prayers for Lent.”

May the Lord Bless and Keep you as you seek him.

Young or old, busy or boring, comfortable or not, what is God calling us to?

We’re always headed somewhere– even if it doesn’t feel like it. Some of us may not think our lives are flashy enough, others wish for a more boring existence. There are those who feel like they’ve paid their dues and done their part for the cause, and still some who are comfortable right where they’re at.

Yet the call of God continues to go out. What is God asking of you?

You may want to check out Michael Kelley’s book, Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life.

Think with Darryl about the difference between being comfortable and being content.

And let a member of the retired population challenge you with God’s word in “Bearing Fruit in Old Age.”