For your moment of centering prayer, I hope you enjoy this one minute clip in which you will hear a winter wren singing in the forest along the West Rim Trail of the Pine Creek Gorge...
Now that you have engaged in one minute of centering, please join me in praying the following prayer:
Change the desires of my heart, loving God, so it beats in tune with yours; and may the changes you’re bringing about within me find expression in my living.
Here is a reading from the Bible that is in keeping with the theme, Community...
“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity—all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)
Now please join me in praying as Jesus taught his disciples to pray:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory forever. Amen.
Have a great day! God is good!