October Prayers | Sabbath rest.

Greetings, friends.

Usually about now in the semester, we start to feel it in our bones. The acknowledgement that we can't keep this pace up, that something's gotta give. And yet, the answer to our sustenance has been there all along, but 'you would have none of it' as the Lord says in Isaiah. 

Some of our Fellows were discussing the book The Justice Calling recently and remarked how unusual it is to begin a book about the urgent work of justice, only to be told to remember the Sabbath, to rest. "Can waiting itself be an act?" ask the authors Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson? The Sabbath command is a radical de-centering act into which we're invited. How might our times of prayer be different if our souls and bodies were more rested? Will you join us in incorporating Sabbath rest more into your life this month?

Read one Fellow's reflection on rest here and my review of The Justice Calling here

-Christy

GIVE THANKS WITH US FOR:

A deeply rich fall retreat at Corhaven for our 12 Horizons Fellows.

Greetings, friends.

Usually about now in the semester, we start to feel it in our bones. The acknowledgement that we can't keep this pace up, that something's gotta give. And yet, the answer to our sustenance has been there all along, but 'you would have none of it' as the Lord says in Isaiah. 

Some of our Fellows were discussing the book The Justice Calling recently and remarked how unusual it is to begin a book about the urgent work of justice, only to be told to remember the Sabbath, to rest. "Can waiting itself be an act?" ask the authors Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson? The Sabbath command is a radical de-centering act into which we're invited. How might our times of prayer be different if our souls and bodies were more rested? Will you join us in incorporating Sabbath rest more into your life this month?

Read one Fellow's reflection on rest here and my review of The Justice Calling here

GIVE THANKS WITH US FOR:

A deeply rich fall retreat at Corhaven for our 12 Horizons Fellows.

PLEASE PRAY WITH US FOR:   

Jerry Capps, for physical healing and health.

For a friend's children and family relations.

For a friend struggling with a broken relationship.

Alison - for work on her dissertation.

Molly's dad as he struggles with a long term illness.

Our dear friend Ginny as she fights cancer.

Unspoken prayer requests

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PLEASE PRAY FOR THEOLOGICAL HORIZONS:

Our upcoming Capps Lecture with Jonathan Merritt.

Our upcoming board meeting.

Christy and Karen as they travel to Indianapolis for the annual CMTEV grantees gathering.

For deepening relationships between the Perkins Fellows and their community partners.

PLEASE PRAY WITH US FOR:   

Our friend and mentor, Eric, as he faces charges for protesting alt-right leaderJason Kessler on Grounds.

Jerry Capps, for physical healing and health.

For a friend's children and family relations.

For a friend struggling with a broken relationship.
Alison - for work on her dissertation.

Molly's dad as he struggles with a long term illness.

Our dear friend Ginny as she fights cancer.

Unspoken prayer requests

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