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Pause to Pray

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(Last Updated on October 28, 2023)

I can’t bring myself to send out “just another post” this week. There’s too much unrest. Too much turbulence. Too much to process to move forward without pausing.

Before we can even attempt to reflect on the last school year or make plans for the next one, we simply must stop and acknowledge all that 2020 has brought so far. 

For you this might mean processing with a friend or naming and grieving losses. It could mean journaling (even if you’re not a journaling kind of person) and making intentional space for extra conversations with your kids and family. But, above all, this should mean calling out to God in prayer.

I’ll keep my words here few and just share the following resource that I found helpful. Anne Graham Lotz, well-known evangelist and daughter of Billy Graham, shared this prayer on Pentecost Sunday. Whether you pray this prayer or one of your own, I’d encourage you to pause and call out to God on behalf of your family, your city, your nation and our world.

May God bless and protect you all!

” When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ ” 

– John 8:12