Practicing the Presence of God
By Al Abdulla
Al Abdulla teaches from Nehemiah 2:1-8 on why we're able to be in the presence of God and how we can practically live moment by moment with Him each day. Al Abdulla is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church Boston.
Practicing the Presence of God
By Al Abdulla

Everyday Mystic: Practicing the Presence of God (09.16.18)

Opening Prayer & Silence

Invite one person to open the group in prayer and then sit in 5 minutes of silence with God. 

Understanding the Presence of God 

Read this passage about the presence of God (Nehemiah 2:1-8) and discuss:

Practicing the Presence of God 

Take 10 minutes to prayerfully journal on your phone or in a notebook with one or more of these reflection prompts. The reflection will help prepare you to practice the presence of God in your daily life.

Return to a larger group and share about your time of prayer and reflection.

Closing Prayer

Our city is named after St. Francis, and it’s our hope as a church to live into our spiritual heritage sovereignly laid out by God. Let’s close by praying the prayer of St. Francis aloud together:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love 
Where there is injury, pardon 
Where there is doubt, faith 
Where there is despair, hope 
Where there is darkness, light 
And where there is sadness, joy
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console 
To be understood as to understand 
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive 
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned 
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life