I am reading a collection of essays entitled For the Beauty of the Church, in which Andy Crouch, theologian and cultural anthropologist, says, “Prayer brings us into the life of the one by whom all things were made and are being remade. It aligns our life with the one who suffered most deeply on behalf of all that is broken in the world, and through whose sufferings the world has been saved, is being saved, and will be saved.” ( p 39)
When I read that, I was reminded how easy it is to fall out of our routines with spiritual disciplines during the changing seasons. Getting up earlier, going to bed later, kids out for the summer, etc. As we begin this summer my hope is that each of us would be intentional about our prayer life. Not because we are praying for something specific or are petitioning God in one way or another, but that our prayer time might become an avenue through which we stay connected to God.
Let’s be a people of prayer this summer, and as we commit to this discipline I know that we will see our hearts remade and realigned to the heart of God.
In Christ, Will
Published on Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 1:20 PM EDT