First Steps – November 6, 2017

Are you familiar with Breath Prayers?  This type of prayer seeks to keep the person focused on the presence of God. Take a moment to give your undivided attention to God.  Then follow these steps:

  1. Close your eyes and remind yourself that God loves you.  Recall a favorite passage like 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast your cares on him, he cares for you.”
  2. Keeping your eyes closed, imagine God calling your name and asking you what it is you desire most.
  3. Answer God. It could be a single word or a sentence.  “Lord, I want…”  There are no wrong answers because the answer rises out of your concerns.
  4. Now, focus on an image of God:  Teacher, Lord, King, Healer, Creator, Shepherd, etc.
  5. You now have your Breath Prayer.  For Instance:
– Good Shepherd, I want peace in my family (or)
– Eternal King, Help me to love and forgive my friend (or)
– Healer, Bring comfort to my hurting friend…

Throughout this day and the week to come, constantly pray your prayer.

This week’s reading:

Monday – Acts 2
Tuesday – Acts 3
Wednesday – Acts 4
Thursday – Acts 5
Friday – Acts 6, 7

Prayer Requests:
For all those who have influenced your life – Give thanks.
For the St. Paul Community and the loss of many loved ones.

God Bless,

Where will you serve in 2018?

Thank you for your commitment to serve others in the name of Jesus Christ!

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