Churches praying together is a value that most Christians and religious leaders want to be committed to doing, but sometimes it’s tough to figure out just how to do it, in a way that’s sustainable and honestly, enjoyable.
I have been grateful to be in relationship with a group of Christian friends, church leaders and radical moms and grads over the years through an informal local network called Ecclesia Spokane. They have helped me find rhythms, practices and a pace of prayer that has been revitalizing and healing. It’s been a refreshing reorienting that’s more about discovering what God is doing, than making something happen.
Every Thursday a group of pastors and mission minded people have been meeting in a different neighborhood around Spokane and going for walks together. So far believers from Kaleo, Emmaus, Soma, The Porch, Jacob’s Well, Inland Church and Salem Lutheran have joined us in our walks through the Browne’s Addition, East Central, Perry, Cheney and West Central neighborhoods.
It’s been exciting and enlightening to see all the good things God is doing in and through average and ordinary Christians following Jesus and loving people where they live, work and worship. There’s plenty of difficult challenges, divisions, disappointments and unending need but God’s kingdom is coming and His will is being done in Spokane.
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