Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Together We Pray is a book of prayers written especially for families with children. It brings together grandparents, parents, older children, even the youngest child to give thanks and to ask for God's help and mercy for the family and for the world.
The prayers offered in this Together We Pray are inspired by the psalms of the Bible, scripture shared by Jews and Christians alike. They include prayers for the table, devotional prayers, and memory prayers that young children can easily understand and memorize. The prayers for table and devotion begin with a line or two from the psalm in which the prayer is rooted and celebrate the good things of life just as the psalms do-food, joy, home, love, and more-and also express a concern for other people and places, not just where we live, but around the world.
For so many families, life today seems fast-paced and chaotic. Stopping for a moment to breathe-pausing and expressing thanks and gratitude to God-can be very powerful, even if the pause is relatively brief. Together We Pray helps families to take that pause, to share in God's love and grace, and to do so in the most profound and lasting way-together as a family.