Living By Design Prayer Stations
Power of Teamwork
- The Power of Teamwork
From his first steps in ministry to his last gasp on the cross, Jesus shared life with others. In every moment, he was pursuing authentic community — and helping others do the same.
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
Who do you trust enough to get real with?
Who do you go to when you need honest feedback?
Who knows the real you—at your best and worst?
Imagine. Something important has happened. You're upset or have really great news. Or you've made a big mistake, one that's weighing you down. You decide to talk with someone.
Who would you call first?
And if they didn't answer, who would you try next?
And then who?
And then who?
Write those name(s) on the prayer card. Pray for an opportunity to take the next step towards them.
You might pray:
"God, you designed me to experience life with others. Please give me an opportunity—and the courage—to take then next step with ______________."
As you pray link your paperclips, each one representing someone in your life who is connected to you.
Write the person(s) a note or send a text (right now) telling them how much you appreciate them.