If you didn't come last Sunday you misses a glorious gospel service. If you are not coming to the women's retreat (the only reason should be if you are a man) you want to come again this Sunday for a great experience. Anton has some dancers coming who truly know how to praise the Lord!!
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (Acts 2:42)
To pray for one another is, first of all, to acknowledge, in the presence of God, that we belong to each other as children of the same God.
Without this acknowledgement of human solidarity, what we do for one another does not flow from who we truly are. We are brothers and sisters, not competitors or rivals. We are children of one God, not partisans of different gods.
To pray, that is, to listen to the voice of the One who calls us the "beloved," is to learn that that voice excludes no one. Where I dwell, God dwells with me, and where God dwells with me, I find all my sisters and brothers. And so intimacy with God and solidarity with all people are two aspect of dwelling in the present moment that can never be separated.
Help me, Lord, to cut free of my worldly compulsions so that I may listen to your Spirit of love….Henri J. M. Nouwen.