Recently at First Brethren Church, we've been working through a sermon series called "Searching for Shalom." The biblical concept of peace - shalom - is about more than just the absence of conflict. It's the picture of a whole and restored people flourishing in every aspect of their lives - spiritually, physically, emotionally, relationally, financially, etc.
You can feel free to check out our sermons page for some teachings on the subject, but here on our blog I want to provide a few different ways our ministries can help you pursue shalom in your own life. This week, we'll highlight inner peace and wholeness with God.
Shalom with God through Healing Prayer
One of our deacons - Jeff Parker - has recently stepped out into a new calling to minister to others through inner healing prayer. Some can be turned off by the language of "inner healing" because it conjures up images of mystical or new age practices. Others are intimidated by the idea of opening up in vulnerability with another person. While the concept may seem new or foreign, the practice is actually a vital expression of our journey with Jesus.
The practice of inner healing prayer is the simple invitation for Jesus to speak to us in our brokenness with the support of community. A prayer session involves being guided through prayer by a facilitator to listen for what God might have to say to us about the joys and the pains that we hold close to our hearts.
Every single one of us has emotional and spiritual wounds. Will you bring yours to Jesus to find healing, wholeness, and shalom?
Check out our page on Healing Prayer for more information on how to connect with Jeff's ministry.