another. In addition, special worship services will be observed during Holy Week on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
I share with you a form of prayer that may be beneficial to you in your personal time of prayer. It is called Augustinian prayer, patterned after Augustine of Hippo, who was a bishop in the fourth century. In this form of prayer, you are encouraged to apply the scriptures to your current situation. For instance, sometimes it helps to place your name in the context of the scripture, as if God is speaking these words directly to you in prayer. Isaiah 43 is a chapter that may be read as a prayer by inserting your name:
"He who created you, O (your name), he who formed you, O (your name): Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine...Because you are precious in my sight and honored, and I love you."
My prayer is that God will become more alive to you as you enter into a deeper level of prayer.