Is maintaining a rich and consistent prayer life difficult for you?  It is for me, and I’m a “religious professional!”  I was recently reminded of what Henri Nouwen said about prayer:

The trouble is, as soon as you sit and become quiet, you think, “Oh, I forgot this. I should call my friend. Later on I’m going to see him.” Your inner life is like a banana tree filled with monkeys jumping up and down.

How do we pray with all those monkeys?  It’s a good question.  In the next few weeks, there are a couple opportunities for you to take up or strengthen your prayer life.

  • Praying in Color or Praying by Checklist. Sunday, February 26 @ 9:45.  A special one-time Sunday School class, led by Pastor Daniel and Amy Smoak will teach two ways (a left-brain and a right-brain way) you can engage in prayer during each of the 40 Days of Lent and beyond.  We meet in Covenant Hall.
  • Monday Morning Prayer @ 11:40. Beginning on March 6 and continuing every Monday @ 11:40 during Lent, we’ll gather together in the Sanctuary for 20 minutes of community prayer and fellowship.  You’ll be guided in a meditative style of prayer using Phyllis Tickle’s The Divine Hours: Prayers for Lent.

I hope you’ll join us in taking a step toward more and better prayer.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Daniel