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Welcome to PCCT Prays Together

This fall we have been exploring letting go and trusting God.  God has often responded to our prayers by sending us “saints” who have reached out to us in answer to those prayers.  Laura Stephens-Reed, Clergy Coach and Congregational Consultant reminds us that “All Saints’ Day falls on November 1 of each year” and Thanksgiving takes place in November.  She encourages us to remember those who have influenced our lives and to offer gratitude to God for sending them to us.  To facilitate this, she has compiled a list of daily prompts for each day of November to help us remember our saints.  Every Friday during November, as part of PCCT Prays, you will be given the prompts for that calendar week.  Will you join us in remembering our saints and thanking God for them?  Will you then take a moment and listen for your own call from God to reach out and be a saint to someone else or to thank your saint of the day?

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  Leo Buscaglia

November 1: Mentored you in your profession

November 2: Helped you grow in faith

November 3: Gave tangible help during a difficult time

November 4: Founded an institution or movement that is important to you

November 5: Showed tough love

November 6: Coached you as you grew in skills and confidence

November 7: Led a group that was significant in your formation

November 8: Treated you like a sibling

November 9: Introduced you to grief by their loss

November 10: Wrote something that deeply moved you

November 11: Died before you could reconcile or reconnect with them

November 12: Introduced you to a group/community

November 13: Reminded you how to see the world like a child

November 14: Advocated for you

November 15: Showed you something key about yourself/your values by being your adversary

November 16: Gave you a tangible object that continues to inspire you

November 17: Parented or grandparented you

November 18: Governed in a way that fostered trust and cooperation

November 19: Took you somewhere life-changing

November 20: Made you feel seen in a time/place that you felt invisible

November 21: Trusted you with difficult but important knowledge

November 22: Created art that speaks to your soul

November 23: Let you ask your questions

November 24: Pointed out your gifts

November 25: Introduced you to a hobby

November 26: Prayed for you

November 27: Embodied the values you aspire to

November 28: Disagreed with you but still loved you

November 29: Supported you emotionally through a low point

November 30: Did something for others in death that they couldn’t have done in life

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Prayer is an important part of our life at PCCT and particularly in these uncertain times, we need prayer to help us feel heard, comforted, supported, encouraged, and inspired.  During Worship in Prayers of the People, we raise up our concerns and pray as a community.  On Fridays, we continue praying as a community by praying individually anywhere and anytime, knowing that others at PCCT are praying with us for the world and for each other.  On Thursdays, an e-blast reminds us that the next day is Friday and contains a link to our portion of the website that is filled with suggestions to get us started.  We hope that prayer may find a special place in your daily life and that you will join us in prayer on Fridays.

Below, you will find a selection of readings to support you in your prayer life.  The first section contains suggested Prayers, followed by selections from Scripture.  This will lead to Words of Grace, Peace and Comfort containing poetry, hymns, quotes, sayings, etc.  If you want to go beyond what you have already experienced, there are Questions to ponder and Prayer Practices to try.  Hopefully, all these suggestions will lead to introspection, comfort, peace and a closer relationship with God.

Individual Prayer Practices below:

Prayers

Scripture

Words of Grace, Peace and Comfort

Prayer Practice

Archived Past Content

Praying with Children

Download Packet Below:

Fall 2019 Prayer Packet

Summer 2019 Prayer Packet

Summer II 2019 Prayer Packet

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