Habits Bring Us That Bit Closer…
As I said in last week’s blog, Lent is a time for reflection and building on you habits to bring you closer to God, His love and His path laid out for you. Habits are integral to us a church; when we are committed to them, they help us create space for us to have one on one time with Him. To thank Him, to bring our worries to Him, to pray to Him for our loved ones, to learn more about Him. That’s what we as a church have always focused on, however the Lord convicted us more about making space to pray both individually and as a church family.
Below is the talk Sam did at our last Sunday Celebration, going a bit deeper on what Habits mean to us as church:
I know life is busy for a lot of us and we find ourselves pulled in many directions. But I pray that the Lord blesses you with a small chuck of time, to be by yourself with Him, on a regular basis, even if it’s just 10 minutes. If you are looking for a prayer for today, the Diocese is uploading daily prayers and readings though the Holy Sabbatical Resources page. Find todays here.
You are also more than welcome to join us in the Lord’s Prayer everyday at midday – a chance for us to take a few minutes in our day to refocus and look to Him within the busyness of our day. If this is something you’d like to join us in this, please do Get In Touch. We also have other habits as a church that you can get involved with – everyone is welcome:
- Reflect using the Examen at the end of the week
- Go on prayer walks on the last Saturday of the month at 10.30am, meeting at the Rivergate Centre
- Dedicate with prayer & fasting relays at the start of each half term