Here are questions for us to prayerfully consider as we prepare for worship this Sunday (the lessons are from the Track 2 option). We hope you will find them a useful resource as you prepare to receive them in church. Click on the red headings below to go to the reading.
When have you “wrestled” with God or God’s messenger? What was it like? Were there sleepless nights or emotional conflicts with people close to you? How did you feel during the process? What was the result? What changed in your life?
Use this psalm as part of your daily prayers as you prepare for Sunday worship. As you do, what connects with you from the words of the psalmist? What raises questions?
What do you believe about Scripture? How do you use the Bible in your life of faith? Have there been passages or sections of Scripture that have meant a lot to you at different times of your life? Are there parts you might want to revisit—or perhaps explore for the first time? One suggestion is to read through a Gospel or read through the Psalms as a good way to start. You may want to consider joining one of the Bible study options here at Christ Church.
How do you pray? Does it ever feel routine—more like a duty to perform than a relationship with the divine? When have your prayers felt vital and transformative for you and your faith? For many, this occurs during a crisis (illness, sin, financial stress, divorce…). How might we bring that type of passion about praying into the more routine seasons of our life?