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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Today in Sunday School

The lesson today was on Daily Prayer (Upper Room, 3/28/11).  The scripture lesson was Colossians 4:2 (NIV).  Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.  The lesson asks what continuous prayer would be like “….those of us in the secular world find the idea of continual prayer a bit daunting.”  Mitch said he thought that a prayerful attitude means that we live with compassion and empathy and that we are not judgmental.  He asked how are we to be judgmental when we know so little about the background and complexities facing another—not to mention the full supply of our own faults and limitations.  Remembering my blog of 03/22/11, I said that I thought a spirit of humility was important in achieving a prayerful attitude as it bears on tasks as well as people.  The discussion of ideas related to the lesson’s theme took the entire class.  One thing mentioned by Kunte (as we discussed how the constant desire for more material possessions can negatively affect a prayerful attitude) was that he thought many of the advertisements we see are directed not at our minds but at our souls.  The ads promise to heal our brokenness.  

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