by Mary Etta and Linford King, Transition Conference Ministers
We are discovering the diversity among us (geographical, cultural and theological) which is no surprise to you. These differences add a richness to our lives but also some challenges. So, how will we connect with one another? How will we weave these various threads of color and strength into a beautiful tapestry?
The call to prayer from Zechariah’s prophecy in Luke 1:76-79 is for us today. This prayer invites us to insert our own names as we go about our daily lives. As we interact with one another and our neighbors, we share the Good News of salvation, the forgiveness and freedom that God offers all of us. Together we go before the Lord to prepare the way in the Light of God’s love.
Please use this prayer as you remember our nineteen congregations in Mountain States Mennonite Conference. Pray it also for your communities and the world. We will use it too, in our corporate gatherings in 2016.
A bookmark will soon come your way in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Navajo to help us pray for one another. We call it our Common Prayer.