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  1. Josh
    February 27, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    Hopefully that idiot guitar player won’t start early again….

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  2. Kristen Terry
    February 27, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    Great words Erin. Thank you.

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  3. Anne Cregger
    March 1, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

    I agree with Kristen, Erin. This is such a good post. Thank you.

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  4. Anne Cregger
    March 1, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

    One more thing: Has there been any thought to adding some regular prayer for people in their vocations? For instance, for someone who has a big Something coming up at work? for a mom who’s anticipating a change in the household (new baby, a move, etc.)? for So-and-so in IT consulting, for Susie Que in her practice of the law, for John, a teacher, etc. We might not want to identify exactly what the event or issue is, particularly. God has such a vested Kingdom interest in what He’s given us to do and how we undertake it. This is in direct relation to what you and Steve Garber spoke about last week: telos and praxis. “You are the Christ— what are the implications for how i treat this difficult client in this Tuesday’s meeting?”
    I’m not suggesting this as a Lenten idea, really, —more as an ongoing thing.
    Thoughts?

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  5. Erin Coleman
    March 2, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    I think it’s a great idea, Anne, to be intentionally lifting up all of our vocations to God in our corporate prayer. In fact, one of the forms of the Prayers of the People includes a prayer “for all people in their daily life and work”–which suggests what you’re talking about, but doesn’t really capture the full idea that God calls each of us to be doing the work of kingdom-building in whatever contexts we find ourselves.
    Let’s be thinking–and experimenting–about how we can best do this at Restoration…

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  6. Jennie
    March 2, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    At least short term we can include those things in 1) Sunday prayers of the people, which are obviously public. For now I (jennieswisher@gmail.com) collect Sunday PotP requests and forward them to the person assigned to a particular Sunday. 2) Intercessory prayer. More private in that requests go out via email, weekly, in theory, but don’t have that down to a routine yet. I agree with Erin, GREAT thing to be thinking and experimenting with, Anne!

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