Sunday, March 22, 2009

Corporate Prayer



A Grandmother and Grandaughter follow
along as Jon reads scripture.
Isn't this sweet?
I just had to share it.

Edited to Add: I don't normally take pictures
during the service. However, this was last
week when Jon and Warren officially became Elders.
I was at the piano. This was the first time Jon
read after becoming "official". That was what I was
attempting to capture. When I saw the picture I thought
it was so sweet.


Our church is unique because
of its small size. However,
this allows for a prayer time
that is open for anyone to
pray out loud.

Occasionally this gets a little
long. When Chelsea was much
younger she told a
visiting Grandparent
that it was
"The Never-ending Prayer".

We chuckled so much at that.
She will come and give me dirty
looks when she reads this.

But, this is one thing I will
miss when we are too large to
continue this special habit.

It is such a blessing to have a
shower of prayer for that person
who has lost a job, or that
individual who will be having
surgery.

It is our intention to always offer
prayers of praise before we begin our
prayers of supplication.
Beautiful.

God already knows His wonderful attributes
and has no need to hear them from us...but
we need to be ever aware of His Goodness and
at the same time
our children are learning how to pray.
When Jesus taught us to pray
The Lord's Prayer He used that example.
An honoring and reverence of the One to
Whom we come with our wants and wishes.

The first time Jonathan prayed out loud
at church it brought many of us to tears.
He was a little "put out" that people
thanked him for his prayer...but it means
so much to see the next generation "take root".

So...until we are just too many in number we
will be sharing our prayers...

A lovely thing.

Have a gorgeous Sunday!

♥♥Becky K.♥♥

6 comments:

Vee said...

A very special post...

Carol said...

Enjoy your Sunday!

Blessings,
Carol

Gayla said...

"Never ending prayer" huh? How cute... That can seem bad at the time, but actually what a never ending blessing!!! Hugs!

Persuaded said...

your church sounds so special... it;s so very important to have a place of worship that makes you feel "at home" isn't it?

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is a lovely photo...I'm glad you shared it.

Kelly said...

I love the close family that our church is, and my children have grown spiritually so much since we've been there. It is so great to see all of the children and youth in our church take part in what we are doing.