Weekly Devotional by Vicar itonde Kakoma
This week, some youth of our congregation embarked on an in town mission. They ministered to the hungry who seek daily bread on our premises. They served and learned from our brothers and sisters at the Lutheran Towers. I was blessed to join them, albeit briefly, for an evening devotion. We reflected on how we pray and on how our prayers often move us into a far greater imagination than we think capable. Consider our opening litany: "in peace, let us pray to the Lord..." In these prayers to God the Father through Jesus Christ, we not only pray for ourselves but we pray for "the peace of the whole world..." In doing so, we believe that the God whom we worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24) not only created all things but is able still to move us and all things into action. These are powerful prayers to an All Mighty God. Yet, this powerful God out of love came down from heaven for our sake. In Jesus, God gave up all power for the powerless (Philippians 2:5-11). The youth of our congregation-who go into the world-encounter the face of Jesus in the least of these. And in doing so, they/we see that our prayers for peace move not only our hearts and minds but our very feet into action.