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The Discipline of Prayer

How has your prayer life been lately? When difficulties come, is it your reaction to pray or is it something you think about later? When you’re looking for answers or you don’t know what the best thing to do is, do you think to ask God? How about when you are tired or angry or hurt or sad? Do you think to pray then? What about in the middle of great joy when everything is going well? Do you think to pray prayers of thanks then?

Prayer is an amazing resource for Christ-followers. No matter the situation, or our feelings about it, we can carry it before our gracious heavenly Father. We should be real in our prayers. In Romans 8:36-27 we read that even when we don’t know how to pray, that the Spirit prays on our behalf, and further we find out that God knows our hearts.

There really aren’t any wrong ways to pray. I hope that in this week as we examine the spiritual discipline of prayer, we can learn there are a variety of prayers that we can offer, even when we don’t know what to say. There are so many ways to express our hearts to the heart of God.

Let’s continue to pray for one another and for North Danvers Mennonite Church as a whole just now. All of us are in need of prayer. We sometimes react quickly to someone else, but remember that they are likely dealing with difficulties too. They may not be the same as yours, and you may not understand them, but we are all working our way along as best we can.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a need. If you are planning to attend our in-person worship at 10:10am this Sunday morning, there is no need to contact Cala this week. If this is going to be your first time coming back to in-person worship, I would ask that you either call the Church Office and leave a voice message (if no one answers), or that you contact me. The only reason we are asking is so that we can be appropriately prepared.

Praying for you all. May God bless!


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