Every week we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This week our reflection is from Bilingual Sponsor Services Communication Liaison Benjamin Haley.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” (2 Cor. 13:13)
The last couple of years, I’ve chosen a Scripture verse as a personal theme for the year. This year it’s the one quoted above from 2 Corinthians. It’s a special blessing from the end of the letter. I remember it from my time working in student ministry in Uganda.
Our custom was to hold hands as a group and say the blessing after we had prayed following a special weekly ministry activity. It’s a blessing that calls to mind the work of the Holy Trinity and invites us each to be open to the many gifts of God.
I ask this blessing for Unbound sponsored friends, sponsors and colleagues, and for our whole community. May we experience the unmerited favor of Jesus in our lives. May we experience the deep love of the Father. Lastly, may we experience a fellowship that we were made for with God and each other through the Holy Spirit.
Holy God, on Trinity Sunday (June 7) and every day, let us experience the amazing grace of our Lord and savior, Jesus. Grant that we be filled with the love of the Father and extend that love to others. Help us to have sweet fellowship with you and others as we walk this journey together. Amen.