1 Timothy: 2 1-7 v 4 “ He wants all people to be saved and to learn the truth.”

Paul writing a letter to Timothy, a genuine child in faith, encourages all to pray. He gives us direction on how to pray. Supplication or petitions which means asking. Then prayers mean communication with God. Intercessions are requests for others. Then finally prayers of thanks for all people. He wants all people to be saved and to learn the truth.” There is one God. And there is a mediator, Christ Jesus. This message is valid for every era.

In the relief of returning to almost pre pandemic activities I was again finding it difficult to keep God a focus in my day. Time to pray has been drastically reduced, I decided I was not very good at it anyway so I would leave it to others and continue working on social justice projects and how to be God’s hands and feet in the community. A focus on “good works”. This clear reminder by Paul of what is important has caused me to pause. That prayer is important for all men. To give and to receive. To believe in one God and His son Jesus Christ.

There are some simple prayers on our prayer page here .  Put a sticky note somewhere in your house and whenever you walk past it today say thank you to God. Pray for rulers and those who have authority over us. Speak to God, and to others about God. That is as important to God as any good works.

“Pray for these people” I Timothy v 2

Prayer: Heavenly Father thank you for this beautiful world, for the people we love and for those who make our life more difficult. I ask that you give all the right attitude to do your work today, to be humble and kind to all we meet. To be with the different levels of government in Canada as they struggle with the economy and climate change. To guide those in authority over us to peaceful solutions. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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