Real-Time Prayer During the Week

By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor

Let’s face it. Most of us feel strapped for time. Every day we must figure out what will be in and what will be out of our schedule. We feel life putting demands on our day and we can’t do it all. Often God gets put on the back burner. When something’s got to go, God will understand, right? It’s not as though we want to put our faith at the bottom of the to-do list, it just works out that way.

Here are some questions you might have about a new way for us to pray at Trinity.

What can I do about trying to fit God-time into my life?

I have an idea for you. It will only take about five minutes out of your day and you can become more actively engaged in prayer, reflection and encouragement. Please join me every weekday morning at around 8:30 for Facebook Live. We have a few minutes of scripture and reflection, followed by prayer. If you are already my friend on Facebook, you’ll be able to see it live. It will also be there if you want to watch it later in the day. If you are following Trinity Church, you can find the video on the church’s Facebook page right after I finish showing it live.

What are the benefits to me?

This is a great opportunity to go to God in prayer on a regular basis. Maybe you are uncomfortable praying. Maybe you have not prayed very often or maybe you’ve never prayed. No matter. The psalmist writes: “In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation” (Psalm 5:3). This scripture tells us that prayer is an opportunity to share with God our thoughts, needs and thanks. It is also a time to give God an open heart that is ready to accept God’s guidance.

Does is take a lot of time?

Not at all! Each one runs about five minutes. We have a little scripture, reflection and prayer. As the psalmist wrote, “I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” If you have a prayer concern, let me know. We would love to lift up your concerns or celebrations.

I hope you’ll join us live on a weekday at 8:30 or watch a recorded version when it fits your schedule. We will lay down our requests before God and wait in expectation!

I’ll see you on the web or in church.

 

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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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