The Word for March 2nd: Pray

140302-Sermon-Pray-flascreen-fullThis week in worship I explore the word PRAY. As I’ve spent most of my time preparing the actual sermon, my time to work on this post was limited. (It would be better if I told you I had spent all week praying, but that would not be entirely true.) During worship I suggest children draw a prayer. That can take a variety of forms. Draw things for which they are thankful, or people to pray for. Or just draw as they pray in their heads, and see what comes out. I would love to see any prayers that are created in worship!

Join us for our Ash Wednesday service this week, and on Wednesday and next Sunday, look for some devotional materials to take home and use as a family during the season of Lent.

Enjoy this poem by Mary Oliver.


It doesn’t have to be

the blue iris, it could be

weeds in a vacant lot, or a few

small stones; just

pay attention, then patch

a few words together and don’t try

to make them elaborate, this isn’t

a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which

another voice may speak.




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