Lift up your Hearts:
A weekly prayer for the Baltimore-Washington Conference from the Appointive Cabinet.
Breathe on me breath of God. Breathe and enliven my soul To be the best of You, to be Your heart’s desire, To know grace, seek peace, embrace mercy, and exude joy. It’s your breath that enables me to fight the good fight, to struggle well, and to trust when all else seems to fail. Your breath causes me to greet each morning with hope and rest each night in blessed assurance…
I am not in control, you are. This day, breathe mighty and strong, shift the atmosphere and lighten the burdens. Breathe full and deep to clear the way for your purposes and plan. Fill my being, center my thoughts, and calm my ways. Without your breath, I will perish. Hallelujah, Amen!
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 Last week, the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference began a 40-day journey of prayer and weekly fasting as they approach the Nov. 3 election and move through to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The spiritual discipline of fasting has been a practice of many faith traditions for centuries. Fasting from food can serve as a physical reminder to pray, and perhaps to pray more fervently
Each Tuesday, United Methodists are invited by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and the Extended Cabinet to fast from rising up until settling down. Every day, they are being asked to enter into the offices of prayer, beginning the day with Wesley’s Covenant Prayer, saying the Lord’s Prayer at mid-day, and ending the day with the Prayer of St. Francis.
More information and the three daily prayers are on the BWC website.