Christ The Redeemer Lutheran Church
Greetings from our pastors!
From the Pastor’s Pen:
Prayer. Some do it every week in church from memory and don't even think about it. Some do it daily as part of their devotions. I read a book once by Richard Foster that described over 20 different kinds of prayer. I think if we were honest though, most of us find prayer hard, except maybe when we are facing a crisis. We know we should pray more, or more sincerely, or maybe less selfishly than we do now. There are books, retreats and even conferences to help us. I think we all could agree, the world, and us in it, need prayer.
I saw a movie this summer called "The War Room." No, it wasn't about violence and wars, but it was all about prayer and how it can change lives. I came out of there thinking "I wish I could pray like that." The movie is now out on DVD and I plan to have a showing of it at the church over the course of a couple of weeks followed by a discussion on the movie as well as prayer in general. We will be showing it in three parts on Wednesday, January 13, 20 and 27 at 2:00 in the afternoon. For those of you who can't make it in the afternoon, we will have a repeat showing on Sunday immediately after worship, stopping at the same place as the previous Wednesday. Those Sundays will be January 17, 24 and 31.
I truly believe that your prayer life could be enhanced by seeing this movie. Please mark your calendars now to come and join the discussion!