Praying For and With One Another
Posted on Apr 02, 2020 by cschnaath
I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
— Philippians 1:3-6
On Tuesday afternoon I attended a Zoom meeting with other ELCA pastors in the Kansas City area. We shared what we are all doing in these days of COVID-19. Many are doing what we are — worship videos, emails, and phone calls to members. Several are doing Zoom meetings, so I talked to our council president, Lynn Ross, and we started Salem prayers on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Click here for more information if you did not get it.
I began with the Prayers of Intercession that we normal use on Sunday mornings. Then, I offered a time for you to share your own petitions. It is a way for us to see faces and pray together as family.
You can join a Zoom meeting on your computer, a smart phone, or just on your telephone. I know that for many of you who are working from home or who have kids at home doing schoolwork, Zoom is a way of life.
It will be interesting to see when we are on the other side of this how our lives will change. What will be the new normal, I wonder? My prayer is that we will come out stronger and more confident about what God desires for our lives.
Be safe, wash your hands, and always remember you are a child of God!