By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor
I struggled a little with what to call this month’s column. How to Pray and Prayer: A User’s Manual were also in the running. Prayer is such a vital part of our faith walk with God. Yet, we so frequently view prayer as an expendable item on our daily to-do list. Maybe it’s because we view prayer as a nice-but-not-necessary task. Often we don’t pray because we feel we don’t know how. Like changing transmission fluid or washing windows on a skyscraper—prayer is better left to the experts.
Maybe these are a few questions you’ve thought: How do I get started? Is it selfish to ask God to bless my own life? With all the baggage I’m bringing with me, aren’t I a hypocrite if I go before God in prayer?
Trinity is expanding its offerings to our church members and the community on Wednesday evenings, beginning October 7. We’ll gather together for a meal at 6 p.m. Then, at 6:30, we’ll offer classes and activities for youth and adults while the Children’s Choir practices.
Everyone is so busy in Northern Virginia, we could all use a few minutes to slow down and breathe. I hope you’ll join me for a time of peace, prayer and reflection on Wednesday evenings. Whether you consider yourself a prayer warrior, or are new to prayer and are looking for some guidance and encouragement—all are welcome.
(Confession, Assurance, Pardon and Silence)
following dinner in Langley Hall
Open hearts, open minds, open doors.