be present, we pray, with those whose invitations
to share in life together,
to be in communion,
or outright rejected,
not because of who the host is
but because of our own insecurities
or misplaced priorities
or failure to live as you have called us to live.
Comfort them, we pray, and restore us to healthy relationship
with our neighbors in Christ,
that we may heal the brokenness within and among us
and strive to love as you have called us to love.
Open our hearts to your invitations
and to be transformed by your grace.
Reclothe us, Lord,
with compassion, kindness, meekness, humility, and patience,
and over all of that,
help us to put on love,
so that every word and every action brings glory to your name.
Send us out as servants
to extend your invitation
to all who will receive it
in the same Spirit of inclusivity
and genuine welcome
with which you have invited your Church,
that your loving hospitality will be evident in and through your people
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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