Season 13: Episode 10 | Invitation to Pray

In this episode, Ruth and Adele use the Lord’s Prayer to examine God’s invitation to prayer. They share what God is currently calling each of them to as it pertains to prayer. How does the “Our” in the opening line “Our Father” call us to “a seismic shift in orientation” and what does it mean to bring God’s kingdom to earth inside of us as we pray? Adele closes with practical ways to incorporate prayer into the margins of your life.

Mentioned in this episode:
Invitations From God by Adele Calhoun
Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder
Engaging a transforming conversation around policing in America (Beyond Words Blog post)

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Music credit:
Grace and Peace: Music in Solitude CD (Available soon in our online store)

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