The Christian Church is a church at prayer. Prayer is a confession of who we are as the people of God, and it shapes our relationship with God and with one another. From the introduction:
It’s a good question. Our lives are busy and frantic, and every day we must make decisions on how to spend our time with our spouses, family, friends, and still find time for our own sanity. So why pray?
We pray because God commands it and promises to hear us. Prayer is a conversation God starts in His Word. It is that continual back and forth, hearing and speaking, that makes the Christian life what it is.
So this little booklet is designed to teach us to pray in the context of God’s Word. I hope that it serves you and your family well, as we pass on the faith once delivered to the saints.
How Does It Work?
This booklet is simple. Each day has one page. Pray the page together as a family. Feel free to stop and ask questions about the meditation and the text if you are with your family or friends. The whole thing should only take a few minutes a day.
Who Are the People We Pray For?
Each day of the year we pray for a different member from Holy Cross. There is no particular order to the list. I would encourage you to pray for this person, and if you so desire, offer them some encouragement if you see them. This is a part of our building community and understanding who we are as the Body of Christ.
Where Else Can I Find These?
For Advent 2019 through Epiphany on January 6, 2019, we will pray the devotions in the Behold the Child Daily Devotions with a bookmark available at the church for Holy Cross Members and visitors. To obtain an electronic copy, please visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T6JR8SS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
May your prayers be enriched by the Word of God.
Pastor Todd A. Peperkorn
Dcs. Pamela Boehle-Silva