Nov. 8, 2019 - Prayer Tip

Updated: Jan 24

What is your understanding of God’s commandment, “Do not steal.”  “Stealing” can be something far different from robbing a bank. We might be stealing when we aren’t generous, when our hearts aren’t open to the needs of others around us, and how loving our neighbor intersects with this commandment. The world we live in becomes more and more chaotic and polarized every day.

It can be hard to see how our actions might bring us to the point of stealing another person’s dignity, hope, or opportunity to see Jesus love, but we are all in danger of being drawn in to that kind of theft.

It seems like a good time to join in this prayer, written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

God, We thank you for the inspiration of Jesus. Grant that we will love you with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and love our neighbors as we love ourselves, even our enemy neighbors. And we ask you, God, in these days of emotional tension, when the problems of the world are gigantic in extent and chaotic in detail, to be with us in our going out and our coming in, in our rising up and in our lying down, in our moments of joy and in our moments of sorrow, until the day when there shall be no sunset and no dawn. Amen.

Recent Posts

See All

June 10, 2020 - Prayer TIp

“He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) This week we will be focusing on repentan

June 3, 2020 - Prayer Tip

I really love baseball, and I have watched it for many years ever since my dad took me as a youngster to Yankee Stadium and I really miss it.  I think I have seen almost every kind of play there is to

May 27, 2020 - Prayer Tip

I grew up in a somewhat non-religious family in which saying "Grace" or thanking God before our meals was not a part of our family tradition. After we had our own family, we wanted to deepen our own f

(540) 586-8878

212 E Main St, Bedford, VA 24523, USA

©2020 Main Street United Methodist Church.

 Created with