How’s Your Prayer Life?

How’s your prayer life? Is prayer something you consciously do as part of your daily life or something reserved more for church on Sunday morning? Ever feel uncomfortable about your ability to pray or not sure how to pray? Maybe the act of prayer seems daunting and better left to the “professionals”. Or maybe you don’t think you have time to pray. If any of these thoughts have crossed your mind, I have good news for you: prayer can be done by
anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Prayer can be an enriching part of our personal faith journeys as well as an important facet of our life together as a community. We can pray because we are happy, scared, angry, worried, thankful, or maybe just because we managed to wake up to see another day. Just as there are many reasons for prayer, there are also many ways to pray.

This year our them for Lent is “Lord, Teach us to Pray”. Sunday sermons will focus on various prayers in scripture and Wednesday evening gatherings will be opportunities for a more relaxed worship experience and include opportunities to learn various prayer practices and taking a closer look at some of the most well-known prayers. I hope you join us as we explore together how prayer can enrich our spiritual journeys as individuals as a faith community and bring us into a stronger relationship with Christ. In 1 Thessalonians chapter five we are reminded to “Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (vs 16-18). To pray is to have a conversation with God. In the United Church of Christ, we say that “God is Still Speaking”, not only do I hope that we are listening, I encourage us to join in the holy conversation! Keep the Faith,

Pastor Tara