Saturday, March 12, 2022
Prayer for Week 2
Lord God, you declare that your kingdom is among us. Open our eyes to see it, our ears to hear it, our hearts to hold it, our hands to serve it. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
What do you think Jesus means by “As the Father has sent me, so I send you”?
The disciples met behind locked doors out of fear.
What are some barriers that keep our congregation from being “sent people”?
How might our congregation look or act differently if we focused on being “sent people”?