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Reflections by Rev. Alex Joyner

by Kim Johnson

Reflections by Rev. Alex Joyner Alex Joyner is the District Superintendent for the Eastern Shore IF unity means the silent suppression of our vital selves, Jesus, then we don’t want it. If unity means a single tone instead of a symphony, sweet Jesus, it may as well be a noisy gong or clashing cymbal. If […]

Suggested Scriptures

by Kim Johnson

The following are some suggested Scriptures for use during the Week of Prayer. (Learn more.) The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in […]

April 8

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 8 – The Wesley Covenant Prayer I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for […]

April 7

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 7 O Lord! We ask that you would come among us and bring comfort, peace and unity. We pray, O Lord, that you would allow us to be illuminated to your will for the church we call United Methodist, and for the world. Bring those from both extremes into peaceful and constructive […]

April 6

by Kim Johnson

Prayers for April 6 from United Methodist Book of Worship In the morning: New every morning is your love, Great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors, and to devote each day to […]

April 5

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 5 For a fire we would spark together but which only now flickers in our withered imaginations, For a blaze that warms and does not lay waste, For the hearth we would gather around and admire the way a fine light dances in each others’ eyes, For a way forward on a […]

April 4

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 4 O Lord, We come to you today both as individuals and as a body. Sometimes we too clearly hear the voices of division and fear around us. Sometimes those voices seem to echo within us. At those times it is difficult to hear your voice within. Help us to be still. […]

April 3

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 3 Conference Day of Prayer In a season of discernment, as your Church, in which we have met you, meets across divides, as a Commission confers on A Way Forward, as we hunger for a way beyond our walls, Pour out your Spirit, as we say, on us gathered here. By your […]

April 2

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 2 by Bishop Sharma D. Lewis Eternal God, you promised in your Word, “…do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God…” O God, I release my worries and concerns about the future of our denomination. O God, I […]

The Wilderness Journey

by Kim Johnson

As we journey through Lent, we are remembering the 40 days of Jesus in the wilderness, which, in turn, recalls the 40 years of Israel journeying in the wilderness. In the context of our 21st century Northern Virginia culture, the concept of “wilderness” may seem far distant. After all, most United Methodists in the Alexandria […]