Prayer Prism

Prayer Prism
“What came into being through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.” – John 1: 4-5

journey-into-faith-ship-logo-pictureFaith UMC has claimed the image of a ship to represent our journey into faith. Several centuries ago, mariners installed prisms on the decks of their ships to illuminate the dark spaces below deck.
On the journey with Jesus we receive in him God’s life-light. In the light of Christ we come to view ourselves as restored children of God.
img_8280The purpose of a prism was not simply illumination. A prism is a tool. Because of the prism of the church, the light of Christ enters the darkness in our hearts and in the world. We are invited to receive and be illuminated by His light. We are invited to share the light!

Prayer Prism kits are available at Faith UMC! Attached to each card is a cord and a small prism. We invite you to thread the prism bead onto the cord and tie 2 prayer knots on each side of the prism bead. Wear your prism or hang it in your home or car as a daily reminder to receive and be illuminated by Christ’s light.

First Knot—Thank God for the gift of Christ’s light.
Second Knot—Ask God to illuminate Christ’s light in your heart and life.
Prism bead— Pray that Christ’s light will shine prismatically into the world.
Third Knot—Pray for Christ’s Light to illuminate into our community and the world through the ministries of Faith UMC.
Fourth Knot—Ask God to help you share Christ’s light with others.prayer-prism

Let us receive the Light of Christ anew and shine it prismatically into the world!

Arise and Shine! Your Light has Come!

By Kathy Schumcker, inspired by Pastor Cara Stultz Costello’s 2016 Faith UMC Christmas Letter

About faithumchurch

Spiritual Formation Director at Faith United Methodist Church in North Canton, Ohio
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