Prayer for December 17, 2021

Prayer for December 17, 2021: Please pray with me. God, giver of life, thank you. You set the standard for what is living and thriving. We pray that you would give our churches life. A church that is alive has a meaning and purpose for it to exist. A thriving church is one that would be missed if it wasn’t there. A church that is alive sees the challenges around it, faces them, and responds. In other words, a church that is alive is outward looking in its perspective. Churches that are dying turn inward on themselves becoming private clubs. Staff end up being customer service managers keeping members…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.