He who rescued us from so deadly a peril will continue to rescue us; on him we have set our hope that he will rescue us again, as you also join in helping us by your prayers, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.2 Corinthians 1:10–11 (NRSV)
If you ever wonder whether your prayers make any difference, read this passage again.
Paul says that he is confidence in God to continue to rescue him from peril, but he also mentions that the Corinthian church is helping him by praying.
God is the one helping, not really the person praying. But God is responsive to the prayers of his people.
This is a great treasure for me at this stage of my life when, often, all I can do is pray. I helps me to know I am helping you when I pray for you.
I realized today that I spent a lot of time in the bathroom in my youth as a refuge from the chaos of family life.
Right now, my pastoral colleagues are draining themselves dry dealing with two interrelated crises. Both crises arise from the covid-19 pandemic, but they are different things. On the one hand, the clergy have all these people they have pastoral responsibility for. Not only the sick, though the…
— Read on aefenglommung.livejournal.com/1653613.html
Maybe this would be a great time to work on fixing the model on which we operate.
Love is one of few remaining orthodox bishops in the denomination, and the only bishop of a domestic U.S. diocese to proscribe the use of same-sex rites by clergy licensed or canonically resident there.
— Read on juicyecumenism.com/2020/10/27/episcopal-bishop-love/
And this is what it has come to. May God have mercy on his church.
I am enjoying the new dark mode in Logos. It’s easier on my old eyes.