Journey of Faith

Almighty God, the journey of faith is not easy.

Our world groans and cries with the weight of injustice and oppression. Faith seems foolish, even insulting to express to others who have suffered so much.

But faith is what gives us hope.

Strengthen our faith, O God, and give us the courage to express that faith in the midst of suffering and pain.

Grant us wisdom to share our faith in ways that encourage and build up others rather than make ourselves feel good.

Most of all, call us into ways of living out hope in our lives: to do justice, to practice kindness, and to walk humbly with You.

Hear our innermost feelings and thoughts in the silence.

[SILENCE]

Our Father…

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Luke, Luke 17, Luke 17:11-19, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, Old Testament, Pastoral Prayer

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