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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Prayers

To me, the most touching and personal aspect of chapter TWO is defined on page 29. The story of Moses and Joshua (Exodus 17: 9-14), the story of Mom extending her arms up to God in prayer, the fellow hikers supporting her arms as she prayed, these are all very vivid examples of community. That is the heart of G2! Yes we gather to hike and enjoy nature. But most of all, as members of the body of Christ, we are a community of believers. Not only we are to offer our prayers on behalf of others, we are also to humbly seek the prayers and support of our community when the need is present. There are times when we need a "Joshua" to hold our tired arms while they are extended to heaven in prayer. What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I do agree with you on the power of prayer and asking others for prayer and support. I want to thank you all for the prayers for my family. We were having problems with our unborn child, not forming properly and having problems. We started praying for the baby, hoping that God would perform a miracle and heal our baby. We were also afraid and prayed that if things would be too hard on us and on the child that he call the baby to be with him in heaven. Our prayers were answered, though not the way we would have hoped. We know that all of this was done for the best, his will. We continue to pray and know this will strengthen us and only continue to keep us praying even harder. A great chapter to read in this chapter of my life.