This year's Spring Benefit was the first one we've held in person since 2019! We loved celebrating community with everyone together in one room.
On Palm Sunday, follow this prayer written by Mary Beth, our Manager of Mobilization. This prayer will be shared during Palm Sunday services by our church partners.
God, so many of us are hurting. Our city and our neighborhoods need you. We pray, Lord, for the over 60,000 New Yorkers who are without homes. We lament the fact that we have been slow to love our neighbor as you call us to.
Sarah Bourns Crosby, Pastor of Formation at Hope Midtown, kindly shared a poem inspired by Good Friday. Make sure to follow the Practice and Prayer sections to reflect on the meaning of sacrifice and love.
'Lord, it’s difficult to remain hopeful when it feels like when everything around you is crumbling...'
'Dear Lord, we love you and we’re drawn to your beauty and your love for us. This past year we were stretched to to the limits...'
'Lord, I thank you that we will never run out of reasons to delight in you, that different seasons bring about different aspects of who you are and your character.'
At a recent Redeemer Downtown service, Tony Wong shared a Prayers of the People. Tony is a Downtown church member and also Director of Program Partnerships at Hope for New York.
Father God, thank you for your presence here with us this morning. Thank you for giving us the chance to worship you together in person and be reminded of your faithfulness towards us.
Believers around the world recently celebrated the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. It’s the Church’s birthday—the beginning of all Jesus continues to do and teach through his disciples...