Lilya Teplyuk (St. Petersburg, Russia)
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Some men came, carrying a paralyzed man on a bed . . . finding no way to bring him in because of the crowd they went up on the roof and let him down . . . into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus. - Luke 5:18-19 (NRSV)
Several sisters in our church have organized a women’s prayer ministry. After worship, when the rest of the church members go home, we gather in a small room for prayer. In worship our congregation prays for needs and concerns of the community. But often people have problems they feel they...
“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.