In times of crisis, our reflexive desire is to do and say the right thing. We want to stop the pain, alleviate the confusion, and return things to normal ASAP! But, what about prayer? Why isn’t that our reflexive desire in a time of crisis? The sad truth is, we naturally want to be in control – even of a crisis! – and prayer admits that we’re not. Prayer reminds us that God’s in control. So, what feels like the least we can do in tough times is, in God’s economy, the most and the best! That’s why this Wednesday, the elders are calling our Grace Family to unite in prayer and around God’s word. A prayer guide will lead us in asking the Lord for everything from an end to the coronavirus pandemic to relief for those suffering its effects (physical, economic, and otherwise). The guide will also come with
- A copy of Psalm 103 accompanied by prompts for more focused reflection
- A selection of links to songs based on Psalm 103
- A list of creative ways for households to participate together throughout the day
The current season is one that we’ll always remember. But, the question is, how will we remember it? Will we remember it as a time when we turned inward and were overwhelmed by our limited resources? Or, will we remember it as a time when we turned upward and were reassured by the abundance of God’s goodness and grace? On March 25, let’s all turn upward, uniting in prayer before our God who “is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us”!