Tag: Pray

Pray We Go To A New Normal

May 2, 2022 the_title_attributes by Percy Parakh

I PRAY WE DON’T GO BACK TO NORMAL

1. I pray that the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug, I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.

2. I pray that when school resumes and people are dropping kids off, they take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they give to our community.

3. I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and thank God for the gift of community.

4. I pray that the next time I’m standing in church listening to the voices of praise and worship that I take a moment to thank God for the gift of congregation.

5. I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer, I hope I pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past few weeks.

6. I pray that when I am at the grocery store that I take a moment to thank God that He provides us with the necessities of life and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied

7. I pray that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, go to a gathering, etc. So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were. I pray that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal. My goal is to pray more, love harder and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago.

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Eat, Pray, Strengthen


“When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:14-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Eat, Pray & Strengthen one another in Christ! Jesus prepared his disciples for what was about to happen. He was eager to impart faith and strength to them because what they were about to witness would surely shake them to their core!

He disclosed that one of the friends would betray him and would suffer a miserable end. But then he turned to Peter and told him that he was about to fail big time! But that he would repent, recover and then strengthen others.

We can take Christ’s example and prepare those we minister to. As pastors and leaders we see far ahead of the rest. This godly insight helps us to prepare ourselves and others by building faith, strengthening and by giving hope!

Like in the time of Jesus death, burial and resurrection, we are living in a very dark day and it’s about to get worse. We have the opportunity to sit at the table to eat, pray, share insight, give hope and strengthen those that minister alongside of us. Let’s take advantage of these opportunities and strengthen one another in Christ!