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.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
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."
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