January 24, 2019
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In the Southeastern District we “walk together,” encouraged by St. Paul’s words to the Philippian congregation – “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now.” (1:3-5) We share this prayer-filled partnership through which God is glorified and His mission is accomplished among us. The New Testament church reminds us that what gives life and energy to our mission and ministry are the Holy Spirit and our connection to God through prayer. In Acts we are told that those who gathered in the upper room following Jesus’ ascension “were devoting themselves to prayer.” (Acts 1:14) In fact, prayer is one of the four foundation blocks of the early church. (Acts. 2:42)
The goals of these spiritual life web pages to support individuals and congregations in the knowledge and practice of prayer. We offer these resources as a way of deepening your walk with God and with each other.
We have established a Southeastern District Spiritual Life Team, which is available to teach, facilitate retreats, and accompany those congregations wishing to expand their prayer life. Deaconess Robie Hillhouse is serving as the Director of the Spiritual Life Team.
These prayer forms are intended to lead you toward a meaningful daily time of solitude with God, so that by the power of His Spirit you may draw closer to Him and be used more effectively in His service. (“They all joined together constantly in prayer.” Acts. 1:14
The Spiritual Life team has created and collected tools to help a congregation seeking prayer resources. You will find ideas and tools that can be download and customized for your church.
Today, there is a growing movement of bringing color to your time with God – Bible Journaling, Praying in Color, Faith Books, Faith Journals, and Sermon Notes. Visual Faith groups are forming in churches and neighborhoods and people are sharing their devotional journey on social media.
The goals of these prayer web pages are to support individuals and congregations in the knowledge and practice of prayer. We offer these resources as a way of deepening your walk with God and with each other.
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