July has come and gone. The month started out hot and dry. It ended being the rainiest month on record for our area!
As I look out my patio door, everything is now lush and green and the sun is shining (a bit). The grass glistens with moisture. Fresh, vibrant, alive.
That is what prayer does for us. It makes us fresh, vibrant, and alive.
Pastor Garrett, Pastor Aaron, and I spent five Sundays in July talking about what prayer does. Prayer changes things. Prayer disrupts the status quo and invites God to make all things new. Prayer longs for the Kingdom of God to come into our lives on earth, as it is in heaven.
Whether we pray for local or global needs, for our friends or enemies, daily bread or looming mountains, in private or in a group, whether healthy or hurting – prayer changes things.
The final message in the series focused on praying when we are healthy and whole and praying when we are hurting. I had a little model of core words that can be the stepping stone to powerful prayers.
Here is a diagram that will remind you how you can pray when you are healthy and when you are hurting.
Here is a PDF file you can download and print out. Put a copy in your Bible, on your desk, or near where you pray. After using it, it will become quite natural to pray in these ways.
July has been a good time of learning to pray.
August begins a new conversation:
Lead, Love, Serve: The Jesus Way.
It is our joy and privilege to be doing life with you.