Wayside 15-minute Prayer Team Journal
Thank you for joining the prayer team as we strive to be intentional about prayerfully connecting to God and one another during this time.
A few notes for our journal:
* Each day will have a prayer prompt such as a scripture, or a simple prayer offered as a springboard.
* Under each daily post you are invited to comment with any reflections, noticings, or additional prompts or prayers you are finding helpful.
* Please do not name others in your entry in order to honor privacy and confidentiality.
Ask the Holy Spirit to give us, both individually and collectively, action steps to weed out racism in our own spheres of influence.
Hold the words “cycle” and “oppression” and pray against the structures -the powers and principalities – of racism in our country.
Please pray for God to touch our eyes so that we might truly see how racism, whiteness, power, and privilege are aspects of our individual lives.
Thank the Lord for the beauty that you see all around you.
Pray for our opening up to each other again. Pray that we will have wisdom and compassion as we begin to venture out our doors.
Give thanks for all of the people in your life who have influenced, mentored, championed, and cared for you. Send a note to one of them.
Spend some time contemplating not only upon what you have lost during these days of isolation and how you have dealt with that but also upon what you have gained from them.
Pray for all of the families who have had to say good-bye to loved ones in strange and strained ways in these days of isolation.
“What will you do with your one wild and crazy life?” Mary Oliver
Ask God to lead you in this time of “extra time” to think about your life and what you want to do with your days.
As you listen to this link of Grace to You, think of someone to whom you need to offer grace today. Take a few moments to pray grace, love and peace upon them.
“There is always reason to hope, even when our eyes are filled with tears.” Henri Nouwen (Gracias, pg. 179).
Name areas of your life where you need hope of Christ.
Think of each continent and pray for the global community as God leads.
Pray for leaders in government on the local, state, and national level.