Prayer in Our Story

“Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence.” Colossians 1:22, The Message

Families, whether they are those you live with, those you worship with or those who take you under their wing and protect and guide you, families are not a community of people who believe in a common cause, but a group of people who have dug deep, who find love and goodness that binds them together. They are a big, messy, laughing group of people who care for each other. They grow one person at a time, one day at a time, they grow and change and stay wondrously the same. When we invite God into our stories anything can happen.

Below are some thoughts on living your story with prayer. From “Answering God” by Eugene H. Peterson

“Everyone’s life is filled with conflict and failure and fear, love and betrayal, loss and salvation. Every day is a story, a morning beginning and evening ending that are boundaries for people who go about their tasks with more or less purpose, go to war, make love, earn a living, scheme and sin and believe. Everything is connected. Meaning is everywhere. The days add up to a life that is a story”…

“All prayer is prayed in a story, by someone who is in the story… Prayers are prayed by people who live stories.”

Abba Father,
We thank you for drawing us together in your love. Thank you for Jesus, our mentor and friend. Help us to live a life of love and prayer, to see others with your compassion and forgiveness. We invite you into our stories. We trust your presence and the peace you give.
Amen

Lois

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