Chapel Hill Community Church in Hamilton recently held a week of prayer.
In preparation for the week, they encouraged everyone to focus on a Psalm.
Philip Renner, pastor at Chapel Hill, writes:
“Psalms open the door. Although prayer is a Christian’s native language, we sometimes find ourselves tongue-tied and not sure what to do.
"So to help us pray as a community, we tried something a little different. We challenged one another to ‘adopt’ a psalm—Scripture's prayer book—and stew on it for a while to see what kind of response it might provoke in us.
"We were hoping for something personal, perhaps even creative.
"When we got together to share our experiences (and to launch our prayer week) the range of responses was impressive: a piece of woodwork art, a flower arrangement, a collage of the images expressed in a psalm, a song, a video, a poster, a poem, and many stories.
"For some, the chance to use their creativity to ‘communicate with God’ (i.e. to pray) was life-giving”.
Thank you so much Chapel Hill for sharing the creative ideas birthed from a place of prayer and reading the Word.
It is truly wonderful that we can worship and adore God through different, creative expressions.
We've previously featured poems that have been written by those in our group of churches. If you would like to encourage others and share something creative birthed from a place of prayer, we'd love to hear from you.