Be Vigilant, Be Open, and Believe

Be Vigilant, Be Open, and Believe

Scripture Reading: Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

When I was a kid, I went to church camp a lot. You’ve probably heard me talk about church camp before. There was a common practice at church camp that troubled me a little bit. This common practice was doing circle prayers. You’d stand in a circle and sometimes you’d hold hands and then you’d go around the circle and everyone would contribute a few lines to the prayer. For me, that meant instant panic. Of course, in that particular practice you always had the option of saying pass when it came around to you, but for a kid who lacks the confidence it was pretty traumatic.