Sunday, April 11, 2010

Upholding Us in Prayer

"Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints" (Eph 6:18 NRS).

As a second year student, I am among those who have been blessed by the prayers of the faithful people of Zion Lutheran Church. Shortly after my classmates and I began our seminary journey we heard that these folks would like to pray for us. We each have a specific person who has been praying for each of us over the nearly two years we've been here.

Last year they came to visit us here at the seminary and today we had the opportunity to visit and worship with them. It was such a blessing. My prayer partner was unable to join the group that visited us last year. Today I had the privilege of meeting her and thanking her for her prayers. It makes such a difference to know their support and faithfulness as they carry our needs to God.

Today, as we gathered together we were refreshed and nourished in prayer, fellowship, God's Word, and the Holy Supper. Our fellowship together continued over a wonderful lunch as well. Thanks be to God for the these wonderful gifts.

2 comments:

Living Faith Church Blog said...

Ivy,

I saw your comment on Eric Hullstroms blog about studying the theology of the cross... I have posted a couple helpful articles on this page that, for what it's worth, were helpful to me... http://www.livingfaithcapecoral.com/WhyLutheran.html

Pat

Ivy said...

Pat, thanks for stopping by. I've saved the articles to read later. It's been a very full semester. God's peace.