Grounding our church in prayer
Two exciting things are happening this week — one for our local congregation, and one for our wider Anglican family — and they each bring great opportunities for prayer:
- Tomorrow, June 18, from 2 – 3 pm, our new sanctuary will be open for us, and we can literally “ground” our sanctuary withprayer. The finished flooring is about to go in, but before it does, we’ll have a chance to cover the subfloor with scripture and prayers. We want everything we do at Restoration to be rooted in the truth of God’s word and in prayer — and this is a great way to symbolize that foundation. Plus you get a sneak-peek at the building. Closed-toed shoes required!
- Starting this Thursday evening, the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (that’s our denomination) will meet to pray and elect a new archbishop. Outgoing Archbishop Robert Duncan has served his five-year terms with great faithfulness, wisdom, and devotion to Christ and his Church. Please pray for Archbishop Duncan as he steps down, and please pray for the College of Bishops, including our own Bishop John Guernsey, for wisdom and discernment as they elect our next leader. If you’d like some more prompts on how to pray, this blog post has some excellent ideas.
I hope to see many of you tomorrow afternoon, and I’m grateful to pray for our church alongside faithful people like you.