Submitted by Teryl Cartwright, Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church
Churches and congregants are invited to join in on Praise for Pentecost by praying to God in a new language.
"This is something we could all do in our churches and locations together, just like we have a World Communion Day, a National Day of Prayer, or virtual choirs," said Teryl Cartwright of the Susquehanna Conference of The United Methodist Church. "This could be in a church service, a posted video, a podcast, or with family and friends. Participants can learn from apps or find someone to teach them (an even better way to be connectional).
People are asked to:
- Choose what they would say or sign to praise God on Pentecost.
- Learn this praise in another language, one that they do not know.
- Share it on Pentecost. (June 5)
"If we praise God in a new language this year we will better celebrate and appreciate the miracle of Pentecost," Cartwright added. "We'll better appreciate the gift of new languages given to the disciples instantly. I'm even asking those who communicate through ASL to learn to praise God in another sign language."
For more information, contact Teryl Cartwright by email