In trinitarian worship when we offer prayer to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we are deeply aware that we do not have a single listener. We are praying into a threefold society of listeners. Moreover, as Romans 8 reveals, when we pray into the triune life, we are praying into a center of hospitality. As we pray the Spirit intercedes for us. As we pray, Jesus Christ intercedes for us. The triune God makes room for us in this wonderful way.
October 10, 2023
We fear saying the wrong thing, being judged, or labeled. We wonder if we shouldn’t know more, have some sort of expertise before praying. But as those given the priestly task of leading our people in prayer it is so important that we courageously step into the space of the both/and.
The Liberty of the Law (Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20), The Fun at the Feast (Exodus 32:1-14), and The Courage of Conversation (Exodus 33:12-23) are the themes explored in this blog which includes liturgical elements and sermon notes prepared by Kate Kroondyk. They are the last three stops on our journey through Exodus and correspond with the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-First Sundays after Pentecost of Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary.