Happy Resurrection! On this Easter Monday, we have entered the most remarkable season of the year. For those not familiar with the Christian calendar, Easter season includes the 50 days that follow the Resurrection of Christ before the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Traditionally, the Church uses this season to reflect on the power of Resurrection in our lives. Artist Phaedra Taylor discusses the Easter season well in her Instagram post today
Several who joined the prayer initiative last fall asked when/if I would do it again. Easter season seems a fitting time for us to join together again in prayer to claim Light over darkness, Truth over lies, Victory over evil, and Life over death in our lives individually and communally.
As before, I’ll post weekly reflections (this time on Thursdays) for the next 7 weeks to guide our prayers together. Links will be available on this page, but you can also get notifications with the registration option on the home page of this site. No online commitment is required. Rather, pray in your personal way with the knowledge that a small community of saints is joining you to declare God’s Kingdom reality over our families, friends, neighborhoods, and the world. Together, let’s “practice resurrection.”
In recent weeks, I’ve found myself very discouraged by the overall Christian response to these challenging days. I feel like the Enemy has released his armies, and we’ve been caught flat-footed, washed into the swell. I’m certainly not aware of all that’s happening in the Christian world, but I’d hoped to hear more urgent, unified calls to prayer. In my frustration and disappointment, I started to hear that small voice–“What about you?”
So I’ve screwed up the courage to ask you to pray with me on the Tuesdays mornings from now to the election. Please know that my desire is to pray no particular outcome other than “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.”
While prayer is not the only thing, it should probably be the first thing. In a season where, for one reason or another, everyone seems to be shaking a fist in the air, our hands should be open in surrender and supplication. All of our thoughts and actions need to be laid on the altar of God’s holy purifying fire. In that refinement, we can then know healing, hope and a vision of God’s glory and his Kingdom.
I’ll be posting a reflection to guide our prayers each week here. I hope you’ll join me and invite others that might be interested. Here are the themes that will shape our prayers around our families, communities, nation, and the world:
- In the Beginning (September 29)
- Lamentation (October 6)
- Repentance (October 13)
- Healing (October 20)
- Power (October 27)
- Hope (November 3)
I can’t say I have much of a following, but I do have a community. And so do you. Maybe, together, we can light some small fires in the darkness.
P.S. No virtual meetings planned. Join in prayer as you are able in your favorite way. Using the linked guides above, we can know the beauty of filling golden bowls with the incense of our prayers (Rev 5:8).
If you are joining us later in the series: Each prayer topic stands on its own, but I encourage you to meditate on and pray through the previous topics as well.