Campbell in Prayer continues tonight at 7pm! The sanctuary will be open for you to come and go as you are able. If you are unable to make it tonight, please take a few moments this evening to join with us in prayer wherever you are.
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: Leadership
For a Leader, from To Bless the Space Between Us, by John O’Donohue
May you have the grace and wisdom
To act kindly, learning
To distinguish between what is
Personal and what is not.
May you be hospitable to criticism.
May you never put yourself at the center of things.
May you act not from arrogance but out of service.
May you work on yourself,
Building up and refining the ways of your mind.
May those who work for you know
You see and respect them.
May you learn to cultivate the art of presence
In order to engage with those who meet you.
When someone fails or disappoints you,
May the graciousness with which you engage
Be their stairway to renewal and refinement.
May you treasure the gifts of the mind
Through reading and creative thinking
So that you continue as a servant of the frontier
Where the new will draw its enrichment from the old,
And you never become a functionary.
May you know the wisdom of deep listening,
The healing of wholesome word,
The encouragement of the appreciative gaze,
The decorum of held dignity,
The springtime edge of the bleak question.
May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.
May you have good friends
To mirror your blind spots.
May leadership be for you
A true adventure of growth.
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.
Frank & Peggy Brennan
Charles Dunn, Sr.
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.
- New appointments within the Missouri Conference and across the United Methodist connection
- Continued fighting and unrest in Iraq
- Relations between Ukraine and Russia
- Guidance for the world’s leadership as they make decisions regarding the many active conflicts