Prayer is a revolutionary act and may lead us where we did not expect to go and shape us in ways we had not anticipated. It is also an offering up of all that we are, have and hope to become to God who loves us. We pray that we may listen to God’s voice and pray for the church.
“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”
The focus of Nebraska City FUMC for 2018.
The cover of the United Methodist Church Handbook.
I love both pictures. They speak to who we are and what our mission is.
But take a look at the Handbook picture. Look at the woman sitting with the homeless man. Look at the children running and playing on the dirt road. Look at the young people with arms outstretched toward heaven. Look at the minister blessing the bread.
This, and so much more, is the United Methodist Church.
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so that there will be food enough in my Temple; if you do, I will open up the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing so great you won’t have room enough to take it in!”
“Try it! Let me prove it to you! Your crops will be large, for I will guard them from insects and plagues. Your grapes won’t shrivel away before they ripen,” says the Lord Almighty. “And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land sparkling with happiness. These are the promises of the Lord Almighty.
Malachi 3:10-12 TLB