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Week of Guided Prayer – May 5th-11th: Theme is Abundant Living. Please contact Rev. Gushue if you are interested in participating at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abundant Life comes from God and embraces light and dark. Our world often portrays light as good and darkness as evil. As children of Abraham our origin story tells us that God drew all that is good out of dark. Light and dark are gifts from our Creator to nurture us and all creation into abundant living.
In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor writes “I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.”
Throughout this week, we will pray and explore gift and challenge in light and darkness and seek to recognize God’s dream that all creatures would enjoy abundant life.
Our Week of Guided Prayer is
focussed on enabling participants
to attend a prayer “retreat”
while still maintaining
their normal daily routine.
Commitment to this Week of Guided Prayer involves spending 30 minutes praying scripture at home, and then coming to our church for another 30 minutes with a “prayer companion” each day of the retreat week, from Monday to Friday.