One Word Prayers

Yes! Prayers of Joy!

Good stories are those that when they are done – we all finding ourselves saying or thinking, Oh! Tell it Again! This is why we have all read our children Cat in the Hat, Good Night Moon, Where the Wild Things Are and other favorites again and again and again. I think many of us have had the experience of the same…

What? Prayers of Confusion

Do you remember where you were on August 24th, 2006? It was a Thursday if that helps. For me, I was waiting for Alisabeth’s birth, having just finished directing Vacation Bible School at Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church. I was sitting down, propping up my feet and checking out the news. This news came in…

Thanks!

This Christmas, our family received two very different kinds of gifts. One gift that was thoughtful and considerate, that took into consideration who were are and what we might enjoy. It was a print of a place we love, where we have deep roots, Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs. Steve and I both had…

Wow! Prayers of Adoration

We continue this morning in a series of messages on one-word prayers. During this Lenten season, we have been intentionally focusing on a time of prayer. We have looked at prayers of confession, supplication, petition, and intercession with our Oops! Help! Why? Please! This week, we lift our hands and voices in WOW! Luke’s parable…

Please! Prayers to Intercede

We have been in a series of sermons about one-word prayers. The kind that we often pray without even fully understanding that we are praying. It is the OOpps, that we talked about on Ash Wednesday; the Help! And the Why? Today, we turn to look at please. Please that you will hear us God and please that you will attend to…

Why Pray?

There is a story told about a little boy named Johnny who wanted a little brother. This 5 year old went to his father and said he would do anything for a baby brother. Dad said. “ I’ll tell you what, Johnny, if you pray every day for two months for a baby brother, I…

Help: Prayers when tempted

On Wednesday, we began a new series on prayer. Prayer is that incredible communication that you and I have with God. We have often imagined that prayer has to be well formed and articulate, beautiful and worthy of cross-stitching and framing for the dining room. In reality, prayer is much messier and more authentic than that. Prayer is every time you and…