Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. - Matthew 5:7
Merciful God, come to my assistance. Show me the way to mercy so I may experience the depth and power of your love that proclaims that I am forgiven. And by so doing, may I forgive myself and others. In Christ's name I pray. Amen
To forgive yourself and remember that no failing needs to separate you from forgiveness. And to pray for those you consider your enemy.
Over the next 21 days, Aldersgate UMC is invited into an intentional time of prayer for ourselves and our community, You will be receiving a daily email (FaceBook blasts too!) with scripture, questions, prayer, and a daily challenge to use during your personal prayer and devotional time. The prayers used will come from a new resource by Justin LaRosa, a UMC Deacon from Hyde Park UMC in Tampa FL. The resource is called “the Jesus Challenge” - 21 Days of loving God and Neighbor. Some other prayers will be adapted to include specific prayers for our Aldersgate community.