When we hear the call to pray, so often our answer is through intercessions and petitions. While these are essential facets of prayer they are not the only ones. In the letters to the churches in Revelation, the Lord Jesus Christ addresses each church in turn with the words: “I know ...” We form our words of prayer mindful that the Lord knows our concerns before they reach our lips.
There is another phrase, which conveys God’s priorities and is found at the end of each letter: “Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” If God already knows our concerns, then perhaps his priority for our prayer life is that we listen to him just as much as speak out our requests, to better attend to his will and good purpose!
Springtide this year has taken the theme of prayer with the disciples’ question: "Lord teach us to pray?" Jesus’ answer is The Lord’s Prayer and over our weekend we will seek to teach and experience the principles found in each stanza of that prayer. To apply this, each of our sessions will study a letter from the churches in Revelation.
If like the disciples, our question is “Lord, teach us to pray,” then this weekend will provide the time and opportunity to listen to what the Spirit is saying to us as the churches in Scarborough that we may follow him both corporately and individually.
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00pm