This intercessory prayer by NEXT Church interim communications specialist Rev. Katherine Lee Baker can be read or used in worship (with appropriate credit).
Post-Election Spotify Playlist
Nourish your soul with a contemplative playlist for spiritual wellness. Songs were selected and compiled by NEXT Church leaders.
The Sarasota Statement
At its 2017 National Gathering, NEXT Church released a new confessional statement in response to the current state of the church and world called The Sarasota Statement. More recently, in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others, as well as in light of the seismic challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and other 2020 crises, the original writers of the Sarasota Statement gathered again virtually over a period of months to consider how they might reframe and re-engage the Sarasota Statement in the context of 2020. The result of their reconvening is a new prologue to the original statement, which speaks particularly to the changes of the last few years and our current realities.
We pray this statement might give you words for worship and/or prayer as you continue to navigate this fraught election season.