The following was written in support of Church Alive, a focus of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, that explores the meaning and possibilities of awakening to the spiritual basis and impact of Church.

A ‘beam’ removed

A few years ago I was on our church’s lecture committee. We all wanted to have more love for our community even before the lecture took place, so we made a commitment to deeply pray for our community each day. We promised each other that we would jot down a few ideas from our prayers and share them at each lecture committee meeting.

I was happy to do this. However, at the next lecture meeting, I was the only one who had done this work and had anything to share. This happened again at the next lecture meeting. No one else brought any ideas.

I felt that I heard God say to me, “Oh, so you’re willing to pray for your community, but you’re not willing to pray for your own church?” 

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Prayer about public education
November 7, 2011

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