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HERE’S A LESSON FOR US

Our prayer life isn’t for us. It is for our journey in the world, where God calls us to live the Reign’s values. That doesn’t mean prayer shouldn’t comfort us when we struggle with personal problems. It should. But youth-group meetings, retreats, and personal quiet time with Jesus must also turn our focus toward friends and family who need our support, poor people who need our compassion, and society’s injustices that need our activism. Our prayer life should help us be Christ’s presence to all people – from the people in our schools and local community to the people in faraway lands. If our prayer life doesn’t do this, then prayer is little more than an escape from reality. Lent is a good time to evaluate your prayer and worship life. Is it an escape or a fuelling station for your journey as a disciple? .............................................................. Excerpt from 2019 GPBS eNews