in God’s shoes… prayer concerns and celebrations (Apr 22)
Please pray this week for the following concerns and celebrations brought before God on the third Sunday of Easter, April 22nd:
Please continue to pray for those concerns and celebrations listed from last week.
Tonight during worship, instead of having us pass on our concerns and celebrations to her and to the congregation as a whole, Rev. Jane had us break up into pairs. Each person would play both God and pray-er. It was a way to help us get a stronger sense of Someone hearing our prayers, as well as a way to help us imagine what God must feel when hearing our prayers.
So, perhaps another way to pray this week is that all the prayers we offered to each other tonight be answered. We could also pray that we continue to gain a stronger sense of God right there listening and a stronger sense of God’s true nature (i.e., Love) by imagining how we ourselves would respond to our own prayers (and others’).
Look graciously upon us, O Holy Spirit, and give us for our hallowing thoughts that pass into prayer, prayers that pass into love, and love that passes into life with you for ever. (Book of Common Prayer, Collect for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost)