Campbell in Prayer continues tonight at 7pm! The sanctuary will be open for you to come and go as you’d like. As always, if you can’t make it to the sanctuary please join us in prayer wherever you are.
You can also participate via twitter or facebook by sharing a photo that symbolizes your prayer focus with the hashtag #campbellinprayer.
Below is our focus prayer for this week, as well as the list of prayer concerns, both for those in our community and for the world.
Prayer Focus: God’s Steadfastness
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God,
with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
A Prayer for Approach
O God who is love,
when you seem so far away from us,
remind us to reach within
to the fountain of emotion at the core of ourselves,
to the memory of your revelation to us
and there, let us find you.
When you seem so unconcerned,
so massive, so impassive,
so insulated by your power,
so distant by your expansiveness,
remind us to reach out
to the hand of a child,
to the face of a friend,
and there let us find you.
And in times when we have nothing to feel
and there is no one to touch,
let us never close our hearts or our hands,
but always, let us be open to you,
and let us be open today; here and now.
(Adapted from Touch Holiness, by Ruth C. Duck)
Campbell Prayer Concerns: These are a few of the prayer concerns we are aware of within the Campbell UMC community. Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as anything else that is on your heart.
Rev. Joe Lightner
Jack & Cara Lyons
Cecil & Ruthie Wyett
World Prayer Concerns: These are a few things going on in world news this week. Please feel free to pray for these concerns as well as any other events going on in our world and community.
- Relations between Palestine and Israel
- Continued fighting and unrest in the Middle East
- Relations between Ukraine and Russia
- Our leaders as they make decisions regarding potential and ongoing global military involvement, US immigration policy, and the children caught in these situations