“…and he(Jesus) spent the night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12)

Jesus often withdrew himself to pray. It was on the mountain and in the desert where he could be alone or together to pray to God. It was also in the morning and the evening. Even though Jesus is the son of God, he needed to have a time of prayer because prayer is a fellowship with God and a time to commune with God and discern what God is calling him to do. It was a rhythm, a pattern, and a lifestyle of Jesus. The Bible clearly describes that prayer has a significant role in Jesus’ life and ministry.

How much do we need prayer in our lives? How does it play its role in your life? Do you have a prayer in your life? Does our church have a prayer?

We claim to be Christians but often time we let our rationality and logic precede prayer. Prayer is not about asking for wishes, but it is a time to tune our hearts and minds to God because Jesus prayed the most powerful prayer, “Yet, not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)

In Advent, Trinity invites you to join in prayer to reconnect to God and one another. The chapel will be open for the solitude of prayer and meditation on Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You can leave your prayer requests in the chapel. Also, pastor Hung Su Lim will offer communion at noon. Advent is a time of preparation for “arrival.” Let us prepare our hearts and minds to receive the king. Let us be one body of Christ in love, peace, and joy through prayer.