Write the Next Steps you sense God leading you to take in the space below. Here are the three suggested responses to this week's good news:
1. Name those we’d normally rather avoid or criticize or attack than love and pray for. Make a list and pray for them. Pray for God’s blessing on them. Pray for God’s provision. And pray you will have the love and power and self-discipline necessary to cross whatever dividing lines get in your way and hinder God’s mission. Pray for them, rather than judge them.
2. Spend time this week prayerfully reading over 2 Peter 1.3-11. Make some time, some quiet, read that passage out loud, prayerfully, and ask God to show you where you have yet to experience transformation. There are some very clear instructions there on things we need to “make every effort” to add to our faith, to cooperate with God’s Spirit in our own transformation. (see the link in the section below this one for an audio recording of lectio divina on this passage)
3. Sign up for a half-hour slot in our 24-hour Ascension Day Prayer Vigil, (midnight Wednesday, May 20-midnight Thursday, May 21). Scroll UP in this app to click on the Communication Card link. Let us know you're interested by clicking the button that says "I'm interested in participating in the 24-hour prayer vigil" and hit "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom of that page. We will send you some instructions to help you in your prayer in a couple of days.