The last thing you might expect a social activist to encourage is prayer. Why waste time praying, when there’s so much work to be done in the world for justice and peace? Just roll up your sleeves and get to work speaking out, raising money, or participating in other concrete projects.
But according to the great social activist Walter Wink, prayer may be our most important work for justice and peace. Work that every person can do.
Wink believes that prayer is one of the indispensable ways we engage the Powers that Be in our world. The Powers are a spiritual force that has a hold over us. Prayer is a kind of counter spiritual force. So envision the world as God wants it and pray your heart out!
Learn more about the power of prayer in this Sunday’s message. And in tonight’s workshop on prayer from 6 to 7:15 in the sanctuary.