As a pastor’s kid people are often surprised to learn that the most influential person in my faith development was my mother. I remember her teaching me the Lord’s Prayer, together memorizing the 23rd Psalm, and playing a game called Beatitude Bingo that lifted up Jesus’s sermon on the mount. My mother was one of many women who have been powerful influences in my life!
Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day and it is a fantastic time to acknowledge the incredibly powerful giftedness of women.
At St. Philip we will particularly lift up the giftedness of women in our prayers. As a part of that petition I would encourage you to speak the name of an influential women in your own life. The connection can be personal, public, or a hero of the past. Be thinking about someone influential for you.