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“ … but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31 NRSV


Journeys require moments of waiting, those unexpected and often unwanted pauses that may seem to stop the journey.  Please continue to remind us that the waits also give us the moment to refuel and these waits are opportunities to release some weights.  Give us the discerning wisdom to recognize the weights and the courage to release any weights that will prevent our journey to newness and transformation.

In Jesus Name We Pray,


-Rev. Sheila P. Spencer, Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and co-convener of the NCC Christian Education and Faith Formation Table 

Thank you for participating in our weekly invitation to prayer. We call on you now to join us in “40 Days of Prayer to Transform: A Journey to Newness.” Beginning December 12 and moving daily through January 20, members of the National Council of Churches and all communion partners will join in praying for hope, unity, and healing. During this Advent/Christmas season and into the New Year we put our hope in the ability and desire of God, through Jesus Christ, to heal and transform hearts and minds. We look for the Holy Spirit to breathe God’s newness into individual lives, faith communities, the soul of our nation, indeed, the whole world.