S2:E8 Resting in and with the Land
Rest is more than sleep or mindless consuming - it’s a deep-seated principle and practice that God invites us to undertake for our own health and for the health of this fragile earth, our island home.
Prayer is inviting and dwelling in God’s loving presence - a practice that can sometimes be daunting, but is ultimately one of the most important things we do as Christians. Whether by boldly offering our thanksgivings and concerns to God, simply listening for God’s voice in our lives, or infusing our work with prayer, we can find ourselves drawing nearer and nearer to him.
In this episode, Bishop Michael Curry and hosts Kyle and Sandy discuss prayer on the Way of Love. Andrea McKellar and Bishop Curry share some prayerful practices that take place beyond the church walls, including hiking, neighborhood walks, and phone apps that can remind us to take time to come before God every day.
We also hear from Roger Hutchison, Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston. An artist, writer, and lay leader, Roger describes how prayer informs and shapes his work - especially around grief, painting, and his newest offering, The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children (Church Publishing, January 2020).
Next week on the podcast: Resting in and with the Land
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