Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.
~ James 5:16
Praying for one another is a highlight from James 5:16 and praying specifically for wanderers is a focus of James 5:19-20. Thinking of wanderers is a reminder to many of us about how during COVID-19 we’re missing jail ministry. While we can’t be there for worship leadership, it’s heartening to remember how frequently the inmates display prayerful moments for themselves and others.
May the peace of receiving prayers and mercy transform us, including those in jails (both those jailed and those caring for the jailed.)
PRAYER: Dear Creator, be with those incarcerated during these pandemic times, that they might feel the enveloping care from you and through our prayers. May we display your abiding love to so many in our path in the week ahead, blazing like a flame. Amen!
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit and the knowledge that God’s mercy is available to us all…
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, October 4, 2020:
- Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19
- Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15
- Philippians 3:4b-14
- Matthew 21:33-46
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