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From The Rector: July 28

In prayer, we often present to God a list of our desires. We desire that God will bend and shape himself and everyone else in order to fulfill our desires. 

Jesus teaches us that prayer is most truly about asking God, “What are your desires?”; for me or my family, this church, this nation, or the world? Prayer goes on from there and opens us up to power of the Holy Spirit to transform us, because in asking after the desires of God we also ask God to transform us, as beloved children, so that we are shaped to conform to the desires of God.

If this is how Jesus prays, even in his deepest fear praying “Not my will, but yours be done”, how much more must we who claim the name of Jesus also then learn how to truly pray as he prayed, and allow God to shape us to the fulfilling of His desires?