Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory prayer reminds us of our interconnectedness – both with those we know personally as well as those we have not yet met.  Near or far, around the corner or around the world, prayer is the sacred bond that connects us all.  Recently, the members of University Circle UMC in Cleveland, Ohio and Camphor Mission in Liberia shared an exchange of intercessory prayer. The youth in Cleveland prayerfully colored an intercessory prayer mandala on an altar cloth and the whole congregation signed their names as an act of prayer for their sisters and brothers in Liberia. Half a world away, students at the Camphor Mission School prayerfully colored an intercessory prayer mandala on another altar cloth and members of their church signed it as an act of prayer for their brothers and sisters in Cleveland. The exchange of these colorful altar cloths, soaked in intercessory prayer, is a visually stunning reminder of our sacred interconnectedness.  Let us continue to pray for and with one another – friends, enemies, neighbors and strangers alike.    We are all God’s children.  Amen

Encourage one another

and build up each other.

1 Thessalonians 5: 11