May 12th,2023 | Rev. Carrie Yoder
Charlie and I participated in a "clergy day away" this week with other clergy in our district. The focus of the day was prayer and learning about breakthrough prayer.
The first question the presenter asked was “do you believe that prayer makes a difference?” This seems like an obvious question to ask a group of clergy, and yet it is where we started. The presenter, Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey reminded us that if Christians believe that prayer does make a difference, then it can make all the difference in our lives and ministry. She said “prayer is the food of the body if Christ.” We all need food to live, and the body of Christ (you and me) needs prayer to live as well. Like our diet, if our prayer life isn’t filled with good sustenance, our lives with God will be weak and unsustainable.
This year at Memorial, we are focusing on prayer and connection. On Sunday, we will talk about those times in our lives when we can’t seem to hear from God. When God’s voice and movement in our lives seems light or nonexistent. Today, I am wondering how our prayer lives are connected to the work of the Holy Spirit during these times. I invite you to ponder this over the weekend and come with an open spirit to God’s movement on Sunday.
See you Sunday!