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July 29 - Thoughts from Rev. Peter

What provides your moments of prayer each day? Is it coffee in the morning stillness? Perhaps you enjoy the spirit’s movement in a daily scripture reading or the sharing of joys and concerns as you catch up with friends. Some folks keep detailed prayer lists, while others are more spontaneous. There really is no wrong way. For me, the solitude of outdoor exercise is where I sort through life and listen for God’s direction. I encourage you to take stock of the moments throughout the day you do (or should do) the most prayerful activity. 

 The world needs people of faith who do more than show up (or tune in) on a Sunday morning for worship. The complexities of our lives can sometimes feel like they have a mind of their own. We can bob around in a sea of circumstances that feel beyond our control. We need a centering life of prayer – in whatever shape and form it may take – for God’s restorative voice to speak, lead and guide. 

 “Be Still and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10

 

Daily Lectionary Readings:

Wednesday, July 29Psalm 65:8-13; Genesis 46:2-47:12; Mark 4:30-34

OR Psalm 119:121-128; Proverbs 1:1-7, 20-33; Mark 4:30-34