WEEKLY PRAYER GUIDE
Zion seeks to keep not only those able to worship with us in person, but those who may only have contact with us through our website to have opportunities to stay connected with their faith.
Prayer for the week of November 27
New Beginnings . . . With the Advent Season unfolding around us marking the beginning of a new Christian year, it always amazes me, Creator God, how hope, peace, joy and love, despite the hardest of life’s challenges, seep into the core of our very being, our spirit, lighting that much needed spark as we gaze once again on the babe in the manger. Healing and Sustaining God may that lighted spark of my Spirit grow brighter and brighter with the unfolding of each day of this Christian year.
Ways of Praying
When praying, some people find the following helpful.
Breath prayers: While inhaling recited one meaningful phrase, and while exhaling, recite a different phrase. For example, one of my favorites is from the Faith We Sing Hymnal . As I inhale I pray: “Come and fill my heart with your peace”. As I exhale I pray: “For you alone O Lord are holy.” By repeating that same process/phrase, one begins to feel more and more relaxed and the mind begins to clear. It allows one to hear God more clearly as well as share what one wants to share with God.
Involve all of the senses: Hold a cross or another physical reminder of faith. Light candles. Pray in the moonlight or at sunrise. Focus on a particular object or picture allowing the object or picture to speak and guide the prayer. There are often many pictures posted on Facebook that lend themselves to inspiration for prayer.
Walk and pray: Breathe in the fresh air. Take time to just look around at in God’s surroundings. Pray for neighbors and community. Pray for strangers seen along the way. Pray for children as you wait in line to pick up yours. Pray for businesses when passing their storefronts. Count your blessings as you walk through a park.