Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Prayer Posture #5

A Prayer for Connectedness, Community and Friendship

Because all creation is the work of GOD all creation is connected. What I find comforting that it was GOD who said that it is 'not good' for man to be alone. That reassures me that no matter where I am or how I feel that there are people in my life that GOD has put there to support me in numerous ways.

But there are those times when I wished that GOD was right here in front of me with skin on….and in some ways he is. He has placed his ambassadors around me who come along side in my times of need, weakness, joy and sorrow and celebration.

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Galatians 6:2
Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

This morning we are going to “lay hands” on one another as a symbol of connectedness and a reminder that we are not on this journey alone.

So place your hands on the shoulders of those around you and pray with me.

"Father I thank you for the person on my left, and the person on my right
I thank you that you have brought them into my life today!
I pray a blessing on them and ask that they will sense your presence in a powerful way. Father there are those days where we hurt inside and our faith is weak…maybe it is today. We hide our faces behind masks so that people will not see the hurt. Give us the courage to remove the masks, and give us the ability to be honest and transparent with those that you have placed in our lives. May we learn to carry each other’s burdens with joy, love and tenderness….and this we ask in Jesus name….Amen."


Misty B said...

I have a friend at work who is a Christian. I was sharing some of my recent struggles with her. She goes to a different church than I do and attends a morning prayer group. She asked if her prayer group could pray for me and the ministry I am involved in.

Today we were having lunch together and I started talking about how I had drawn a line in the sand in terms of not allowing what was going on around me consume my life or define me. She looked at me and said that was exactly what the group had prayed for -- that I would reclaim myself. During this time I had a day where I sensed God was telling me to choose life. Another day God lead me to combat a lie about needing to be a stronger person.

I can't imagine going through these past several weeks without the prayers of those around me -- including the prayers of a group of people that I don't even know.

SoulPastor said...

That is so cool to hear!
We are not alone!