My private prayers are nothing like my written or spoken public prayers. Much of the time my personal prayers are jumbled, silent, difficult to start or gushing out without much of a filter. They can resemble word salad. This picture is worth a thousand words regarding my private prayers and perhaps yours as well.
For those of you who may have worries or concerns related to participating in our upcoming prayer vigil, take heart. We will provide you with resources to help turn your private prayer word salad into a deeply meaningful and connective time with God through prayer. Here are some examples:
- We will have a prayer list that compiles all the prayer people submit on prayer cards through February. We take the guesswork out of wondering of what/whom to lift up in your prayers.
- We will have a prayer booklet that will provide helpful guidance using scripture.
- The prayer labyrinth will be set up in the great hall if you like to pray while you are walking.
- The sanctuary will be open to you if you prefer to remain seated during your prayer time.
- One of our eagle scouts has created a natural walking path if you prefer to pray outside in nature while walking.
- We have several benches outside for you to use if you would like to be seated outside while praying.
Our 10th annual prayer vigil is held at the beginning of Lent, the weekend following Ash Wednesday so that we can pray our way through Lent. I hope you will join us:
Friday, February 28 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. or
Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 pm.