Prayer has always been a cornerstone of the North Hills congregational life. Every Sunday there’s the opportunity to share aloud or in your heart intercessory prayer for anyone needing the special warmth of the touch of God’s hand, or to celebrate prayers answered and praises due. We also email names lifted up to the entire North Hills family.
“All were united in their devotion to prayer…” Acts 1: 14a
During our Advent sermon series “The Journey” we encourage everyone to dedicate some time on Monday every week to pray this prayer for God’s leadership through the Holy Spirit.
“Come, Lord Jesus, make us aware of those around us. May your Holy Spirit guide us as we seek to find those people and places in need of inclusion and grace. Help us to see the birth of Jesus with new eyes. May we understand that God has a plan for our lives too. We are called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that others may know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Help us share our faith stories of Jesus with others.”
North Hills also features an outside prayer labyrinth that can be used for meditation or guided prayer.
TAKE THE 9:29 PRAYER CHALLENGE
Join us as we pray at the request of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, praying every day at 9:29 am and 9:29 pm for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, the time the neck of George Floyd was under a knee.
Wake Me Up Lord
Wake me up Lord, so that the evil of racism finds no home within me.
Keep watch over my heart Lord, and remove from me any barriers to your grace, that may oppress and offend my brothers and sisters.
Fill my spirit Lord, so that I may give services of justice and peace.
Clear my mind Lord, and use it for your glory.
And finally, remind us Lord that you said, “blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”
From For The Love of One Another (1989), a special message from the Bishops’ Committee on Black Catholics of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Pastoral Letter, Brothers and Sisters to Us, the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Racism (1979), in A Prayer Service for Racial Healing in Our Land.
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