Michelle Obama confessed this month that she still suffers from 'impostor syndrome'. Articulate, beautiful, intelligent, funny, a former First Lady, and yet still anxious...what hope is there for the rest of us? We empathise. The more the Stewards' Trust grows, the more inadequate we feel for what lies ahead. What's the answer for Michelle, for us and possibly you?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)
Yes! So this is where we find ourselves at the end of a blessed year for the Stewards' Trust, looking to the future, with a recognition of our human inadequacy, but confident and excited about the assurance that there is power in our prayers. Do you know what? It feels like a pretty good place to be - leaning into God all the more. Will you join us there?
We'd love the whole Stewards' Trust 'family' to see 2019 as a time to unite in prayer: for each other, for this work, for our country, for our world. We're a big 'family' - around 3,000 actively involved. Imagine the power there is in our collective prayers.
Time for another confession of inadequacy that you might relate to. We sometimes struggle in our prayer life! That's why we will be attempting to facilitate a blog '52 Ways to Pray' in 2019. This will be a short weekly blog written by the 'family' and friends of the Stewards' Trust for the people of the Stewards' Trust. We know there is so much wisdom, experience and creativity in this community to tap into. Drawing it out and releasing it will inspire us all and breathe new life into the way we pray.
Could you contribute to '52 Ways to Pray'? Click here for more details #52WTP
"At the heart of every revival is the spirit of prayer” (Arthur Wallis).