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Lent 2024: Pray Without Ceasing by Rev. Aisha Karimah


 

 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances..."

1 Thessalonians 5:16

 

March 12, 2024


Pray Without Ceasing


Thanks to my mom, who taught me to pray when I was very young, I’ve been praying all my life. She’d say, when you pray, thank the Lord for everything. Prayer is my holy ghost filled superpower. It doesn’t mean I’m living high on the hog and problem free. Like yours, my life has ups and downs, highs and lows, splinters and stumbling blocks, all of which gives me reasons to pray.


Truth is, none of us can hide from the Lord. Jesus knows and sees everything. There are no secrets from the Lord. Nevertheless, when I pray, I tell Jesus all about my daily highs and lows. I recount everything and ask for forgiveness.  And after all these years, prayer continues to make a difference in my life.


It’s a relief to have a little talk with Jesus. The songwriter says, Jesus will hear our faintest cry and answer by and by. Speak Lord,  for your servant is listening. The Lord does hear us and will answer. The stillness of meditation and contemplative prayer opens my spiritual ear to what the Spirit of the Lord is speaking to me. 

 

Please accept my invitation to use these 40 days of Lent to pray. It’s the perfect time for us to pray for the safety and security of our children, everywhere. Let’s agree to pray as we move through these 40 days leading us to Calvary on Good Friday.



Reverend Aisha Karimah

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Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your patient, listening ear. Amen.

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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