August 7-27, 2022
The theme for August 21 Days of Prayer is Connection:
“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows, and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16 NIV
Over the last several years people have found it harder and harder to connect with: each other, the church, Jesus, family, community, and the list can go on. We have all been there at the loss of connection as pandemics, sicknesses, masks, vaccines, politics have divided us and separated us. We have suffered the worse for it. This August we want to focus on CONNECTION, reconnecting to those things we have lost or stepped away from. This is never truer than with reconnecting with Jesus Christ and the community that we are called to be a part of.
Our key verse says we are called to do this in love! To reach out to each other, to encourage people to reconnect. We are to grow together into maturity putting aside our differences and fears to remember that we connect to a body that is headed by Christ himself. We are the body of Christ and when one part of our body is missing, we do not function, we do not work as we should together. When we join in the name of Christ with Him at the head, we the church body, we as individuals, families, and communities will flourish because we gain our strength from Him who is our head. This prepares us then to go out into the world in the love of Christ and to build up others.
Each day, you will be provided with a scripture passage, theme, a short devotional.