Remember that you can visit our Prayer and Devotions page to request prayers for you, your church family, and your community. That same page provides access to daily lectionary readings.
We also wanted to share a devotional prayer by Peter Marshall that Patti Phillips offered at our Coordinating Council meeting.
Father, I ask Thee to take from me now all that does harass and annoy, all that has laid upon my heart burdens of anxiety and care. I thank Thee for the stillness of this time of prayer — this oasis in my busy day when I can relax before Thee, lay my burdens down, and hand over to Thee all my anxieties.
At this moment, I open my heart to receive Thy blessing, knowing that in Thy presence
the furrows are being smoothed from my brow,
the lines from my face,
the load from my heart,
the doubts from my mind,
the fears from my soul,
that I am at peace.
And now, I thank Thee, not only for quietness without, but for Thy quietness at the heart of the universe and for quietness within. In Thy peace, I pray. Amen.
Diane Wilson, Chair of Coordinating Council
Edd Norris, Moderator of the Presbytery
Sandra Hedrick, Stated Clerk
Chris Lieberman, Relationship Coordination Director
On Behalf of the Coordinating Council