Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; The Resurrection of Spring

Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? We are living in an unusual time. Some days it seems to me like a bad reality show.…
Debbie Fuller
March 30, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Gratitude over Anxiety

Philippians 4.4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And…
Jeremy Neckers
March 26, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; The Disappointment Virus

James 1: 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  …
Audrey Behrendt
March 26, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; In our Grief

John 11:32 “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” Most people have surrounded a loved one as they breathed their last breath. At times, it is a gentle and peaceful process as they pass from this life. If this has…
Melia Ozbun
March 25, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; In our Frustration

Matthew 17: 14-17 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I brought him to your disciples,…
Gabriele Replogle
March 23, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Through the Doubt

Matt:14, 22-31 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there…
Alyson Hunter
March 23, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Teresa of A’vila 1515-1582

Teresa of A'vila Spanish noblewoman who felt called to monastic life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, a prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, and theologian of the contemplative life and mental prayer. She earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of…
Jennifer Stanley
March 20, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; The Fruit He Gives

Galatians 5:22-23 (The Message Translation) But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with…
Jessie Andry
March 19, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Connected

  Luke 6:12a “And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called unto Him his disciples: and of them He chose twelve, whom…
Steve Varner
March 18, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Rooted

Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may…
Jill Dubois
March 16, 2020
Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray; Abiding Always

John 15:4-5 Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who…
Tammy Varner
March 15, 2020