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A Prayer of Lament for 2020

A Prayer of Lament for 2020

Lord over time, To you, a day is like a thousand years, And a thousand years are but a day. To us, 2020 has seemed a thousand years. A thousand years of disappointment, A thousand years of loss, A thousand years of injustice, A thousand years of insecurity. We can...
A Prayer of Hope and Thanksgiving for 2020

A Prayer of Hope and Thanksgiving for 2020

(Leader) Heavenly Father, we come before you to give thanks as we near the end of 2020 a year of confusion, conflict, CoronaVirus, quarantine, and shut down, But what does it even look like to be truly thankful in 2020? (People) Lord, help us find gratitude in this...
Is Prayer Useless?: Sermon Illustration Tuesday

Is Prayer Useless?: Sermon Illustration Tuesday

The writer Oscar Wilde said, “Art is utterly useless.” Notice he did not say worthless. He was critiquing the utilitarian impulse of our world that measures worth based on usefulness or practicality. Does it accomplish something? Does it get stuff done? Wilde...