Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God.

For the times when I have put the to-do list before reaching others… forgive me.
For the times when I isolated myself to “just push through it”… forgive me.
Help me find the place of balance, O God.
Help me be mindful of my need and others need-to be in relationship.
Help me stop and find that relationship with you
as you invite me to beautiful and serene moments of life like this one.

In this moment I hear your promise:
There is a place for me and plenty to go around.
You do not ask me to work to earn a place at your table.
I am your child and that comes with a never-ending invitation.  Regardless.

I bring my petitions to you this day, O God. Here are the people and things I am worried about …. (offer up to God your joys and concerns)

Holy God, who holds me close as a Loving Parent does,
I honor this life you have given me and this moment to remember what’s important.
I pray that your love will reign in all the earth and in my heart.
Give me what I need to get through the next 24 hours. No more. No less.
Open me to give and receive forgiveness when and if that’s needed so that serenity will return.
Your world is precious. This moment will never pass again.
With this breath I offer my deepest thanks.

Put any worries in your God Box, if you have one. As an “amen,” take a deep breath before you leave the chair.

Miss Sunday’s sermon? Read it or listen here.  Un-busy: Presence

This Week:

Tuesday, March 19th, 6:15 pm Small group
Wednesday, March 20th, 1:30 pm Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, March 20th, 6:00 pm Choir Practice
Thursday, March 21st, 3:00 pm Ladles of Love, Meal preparation
Thursday, March 21st, 4:00 pm Ladles of Love, Meal delivery 
**We need more volunteers for delivery.  Please come to the church at 3:45 pm to help
Saturday, March 23rd, 10:00 am – 12 noon Rise Against Hunger, Service Opportunity, Meal Prep, Shrine Center
Sunday, March 24th, 11:00 am Worship; Baptism Class Continues (10:00 am & 4:00 pm), 12 noon Fundraising/Fellowship Lunch, bring your favorite Casserole

Upcoming Events:
March 26th, AM/PM Sanctuary Clean-up/Work-day
March 31st, 5:00 pm, Organ Concert featuring Dr. Andrew Scanlon on our 1923 Skinner Organ
April 13th, afternoon (time TBA), Easter Egg Hunt/Fellowship at the home of Joanie & Jason Williams
April 26th, Lunch: Fundraising BBQ


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