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Friday, May 02, 2008

Wait and pray Friday 5


Part of the Ascension Day Scripture from Acts 11 contains this promise from Jesus;

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Then he was taken from their sight into the clouds, two angels appeared and instructed the probably bewildered disciples to go back to Jerusalem, where they began to wait and to pray for the gift Jesus had promised.

Prayer is a joy to some of us, and a chore to others, waiting likewise can be filled with anticipation or anxiety....

So how do you wait and pray?

1. How do you pray best, alone or with others?

2. Do you enjoy the discipline of waiting, is it a time of anticipation or anxiety?

3. Is there a time when you have waited upon God for a specific promise?

4. Do you prefer stillness or action?

5. If ( and this is slightly tongue in cheek) you were promised one gift spiritual or otherwise what would you choose to recieve?

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62 comments:

  1. I played here, and Sally, thank you for your thoughtful Friday Five.

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  2. hi, I'm glad to have this early. I'll be gone all weekend with confirmation students.

    Maybe I need to wait and pray myself!

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  3. Thank you for this thoughtful FF. I am learning how to wait here

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  4. I got up this morning and couldn't wait to play. It was a challenging FF, to be honest, and I'm grateful.
    I'm patiently waiting for your comments (you know, tapping my foot and checking email ever three seconds...

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  5. Thnak you for an early and provocative post! I played here, and I added a bonus question to which I would love to see answers!

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  6. Ahem.
    I went straight there, and you had not posted it yet! You are keeping ME waiting!!!
    Not that there's anything wrong with that...

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  7. And that was for Scott. Quick posting by others in between!

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  8. I played here.

    oh my, the word verification I got was bilegw. What could that possible mean? :)

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  9. I've been neglecting these but here's mine for this week: here.

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  10. 15 plays before 8 am? Aren't we a crop of early birds. I'll be back with my play later.

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  11. I'll be waiting right


    over here. Come visit me!

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  12. Here you go - my post combines Charlie Brown, vineyards and waiting!

    Deb

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  13. Ooo - this was a fun one! I played here, and it ended up being more rich for me than I'd anticipated.

    Thank you, Sally, and Happy Friday to all!

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  14. This was a great way to start the day. Thanks, Sally! My play is here

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  15. What a bunch of earlybirds!

    I played here .

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  16. I played and it was super-timely as this is exactly the theme of my sermon this week! Except, of course, the Friday Five is done and the sermon is not started. But you know...

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  17. I played at www.presby-opia.blogspot.com

    Sorry, I can't ever make the link work. I don't know if it's my browser or my Mac.

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  18. I played here and found that Tom Petty was right. The waiting IS the hardest part. Thank you ((Sally)).

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  19. I played...on a Friday morning no less!

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  20. waiting and praying here in this place; just perfect for me at this time--thanks, Sally (I'm still praying for you and yours)

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  21. Katie, Nicholas, and I played here
    before school.

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  22. i'm still waiting in real life so this was a terrific outlet for me. thanks sally!

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  23. I don't know that I can say that I played. But I tried to answer the FF questions here.

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  24. After a break from writing, being tired, I played here.

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  25. Thank you, Sally. I'm running late, but I played prayerfully here. I posted earlier today about prayer. Hmmmm...

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  26. In in, for the first time in too long! Check it out here

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  27. Hi, I played again this week! Thanks for thinking up such great questions!

    its me elinor

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  28. Hey Rev Gals - thanks for another great Five. I played here today.

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  29. p.s. for any grammer-lovers, the only reason there is no ' in the url of my blog is because it won't let me!

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  30. Already had a full day, this is the first I have been able to get to this. Come play the waiting game with me.

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  31. Here is where I prayed... I mean played! Have a wonderful day everyone!

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  32. I've played here, the first one in a long while!

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  33. I have read some wondeful plays so far, it is late here and I'm off to bed, I will read more tomorrow.

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  34. I took refuge in this exercise and calmed down in a most refreshing way.

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  35. I didn't think I could do this one, but as I read answers I decided to give it a shot.

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  36. Wait and drink some tea people say in Frisia where I grew up. So here's for the tea...

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  37. I left for the Cities right after school and set up for Prom during my study break. So,here
    is my play.

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  38. Ooo...Sally, 4:08 a.m.?

    I played here!

    (hope I did that right)

    :-)

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  39. I've taken a spin at my place.

    Still new to this. Hope I got it right.

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  40. I played a bit late, but I played.

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  41. I just LOVE your questions which I answered here Thanks for making this happen - it gives me joy even when I'm late (as almost always)

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