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: Reconciliation of Relationships
“For Love in a Time of Confict” from To Bless the Space Between Us
by John O’Donohue
When the gentleness between you hardens
And you fall out of your belonging with each other,
May the depths you have reached hold you still.
When no true word can be said, or heard,
And you mirror each other in the script of hurt,
When even the silence has become raw and torn,
May you hear again an echo of your first music.
When the weave of affection starts to unravel
And the anger begins to sear the ground between you,
Before this weather of grief invites
The back seed of bitterness to find root,
May your souls come to kiss.
Now is the time for one of you to be gracious,
To allow a kindness beyond thought and hurt,
Reach out with sure hands
To take the chalice of your love,
And carry it carefully through this echoless waste
Until this winter pilgrimage leads you
Toward the gateway to spring.
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.
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.
• Relations between Palestine and Israel
• Continued fighting and unrest in Iraq
• Relations between Ukraine and Russia
• Guidance for the world’s leadership through the many active conflicts
• Super Typhoon Neoguri which is projected to make landfall at Okinawa Tuesday or Wednesday
• 9 year old boy reported missing in the west Springfield/Willard area today