Scripture: Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:14-19
Pastor Chalice Overy, from Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, provided the message this morning. Prior to her preaching we heard a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing and Chalice begins by sharing with us some of the significance of that song for her.
Prayer is a place where our will comes into submission; where our greed comes into submission.
It is important to pray in proximity to those who have far less allegiance to our institutions. It is important to pray in proximity with those who can hear God’s “No!”
Praying with the prophets means that we will have to lend an attentive ear to those people that we have become accustomed to ignoring and to dismissing and disregarding. It means that we will have to sit with some messages that are difficult for us to hear.