From Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

A Prayer from the United Methodist Church for Times such as These

Dear Lord,

When all we have left to do is cry out in the midst of the pain, give us hope.

When our tears feel like the only way to quench our thirst, remind us of your providing presence.

When loneliness seems overwhelming, make your presence known.

This world seems so full of death and destruction, but you are a God of life and restoration.

Mold us into an unwavering people of grace, passion and love that cannot ever be ignored.

Amen.

     We don’t have words for what happened last night in Las Vegas. Our hearts break for the families and friends of those whose lives were taken, for those injured, for all who were present, and for the family of the shooter.  

      Tuesday night between 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm we will be present in the chapel.  You can light a candle, pray silently or ask us to pray with you, or just sit together.  Romans 8:26 tells us “The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what to pray, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”  This may be one of those times. 

       There has been loss all around us, between last night’s tragedy, the recent natural disasters, and other places that need healing in our lives. We are here for you. Please let us know if there are other ways we can support you in the days and weeks ahead.

 Grace and Peace,

Pastor Devon and Pastor Mary Beth

 

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