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Prayer Tip: Justice: A Shared Moral Vision

October 2, 2022

Daily Scripture

Micah 6:6-8 (NRSV)

With what shall I come before the LORD,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

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Prayer Tip

by Jess Lovell, Pastoral Intern at Resurrection Overland Park. She is also pursuing an M.Div. at Saint Paul School of Theology. She is a Certified Candidate for Ministry in the Great Plains Conference and often provides pulpit supply to churches in the conference. Jessica lives in Lenexa and has 3 children: Sydney, Sierra and Aiden.

Let us take a moment to reflect on the importance of prayer in our life. Prayer can often look like a simple “thank you, God.” It also is an opportunity to cry out to God in our time of need. As I continue to grow in my prayer life, I reflect on the fact that prayer is not an option for me. I yearn to pray throughout the day. Prayer, for me, is like water for our bodies. We know all too well about the importance of daily water intake. Prayer is the water for our souls. It is also a resistance to our 24/7 grind culture. I know the satisfaction of marking off a “to-do” list. However, prayer stops me in my tracks when I am tempted to mark off another task.

What is your spiritual “to-do” list, and are you “drinking it” with the water of life? This is an invitation for you to set a reminder on your phone, invite a prayer partner over this sermon series to pray with you, and carve out time with God as a moment of resistance, placing God first in your life.

Holy and gracious God, we come before you longing to know you more. We desire to connect with you throughout each day as a way of checking in. Lord, bring us back when we fall short and forget to pray. Nudge us with an experience or a reminder that you are the Alpha, the Omega, the first and the last. We know you are always available and ready to listen to the meditations of our hearts as we struggle to balance our family responsibilities, work, and our spiritual needs. Bring us into a time of prayer and stillness with you, for that is when we hear you the most. Amen.