Prayer opens the door to divine intervention. We join hands with each other as the body of Christ when we pray. Jesus reminds us of the power of prayer when we come together (Matthew 18:19) and use his name (John 14:13). It gives us a vehicle to enlist God’s protection for those who are working on the frontlines, petition for God’s peace for those who are mourning or sick, acknowledge the current suffering and economic hardship, and unleash the full measure of God’s redemptive work through our collective voice. Here is one prayer.
Repeatedly, the psalmist attests to our Deliverer. God has the power to rescue us when we feel like we are drowning in circumstances over our head (Psalm 18:16). He can bring us to a spacious place where we experience his delight (Psalm 18:19). By living these affirmations, God can equip us to overcome.
Rev. Noelle Kirchner, MDiv., believes we don’t have to live with full schedules and thin souls. A busy mom of three boys, she is passionate about making faith fresh and relevant. Noelle is a graduate of Princeton Seminary and an ordained Presbyterian minister who has served in churches for over ten years. She has written for places like the TODAY Show Parenting Team, Huff Post Parents, The Laundry Moms, and (in)courage. Her faith and family cable television show, Chaos to Calm, features parenting hot topics and has hosted three New York Times bestselling authors. Watch her episodes or sermons, connect with her on social media, and follow her blog by visiting her website, or receive her free devotional e-book.
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