My wife helped me out with this project by doing an amazing job on this Prayer Guide. Lent ends with Easter on April 16, which is one week prior to our Confirmation Service. So this is a vital time to be praying for the youth who are in our Onward Bound Confirmation Program. If you are an adult of our church (First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove) and would like to be paired with a student to pray for, please private message, text or email me to let me know. We’ll provide an opportunity to volunteer for this at the Ash Wednesday Service as well. If you are a student and would like to be prayed for over the next 40 days, please let me know as well. Excited about this Lenten Season and anticipating God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in our midst in this time!
My husband, Howie, as youth pastor is asking the adults of all ages to consider committing the Lenten 2017 season to pray specifically for one student involved in the church community. To this end, I developed a prayer guide meant to assist that process by directing the one praying in centering prayer and then focusing prayerful attention on one of the teenagers.
This Lenten prayer guide will also be modified so that it can be used across multiple social media and can be engaged piecemeal or in its entirety.
If Lent is not a feature of your faith tradition or current practice, I still welcome you to participate in the mindfulness spiritual practices of inward centering prayer and outward graced attention toward another.
You may wish to follow this guide to help center yourself during Lent. Perhaps, there is a justice concern or family member or particular group of people that…
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