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Prayer for Kairos time

In the year that King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips,and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.” 

[Isaiah 6:1-5, NIV]

The caption most bibles provide for Chapter 6 of Isaiah is “Isaiah’s Commissioning.” Isaiah was outside, near the altar in front of the temple. In Isaiah’s view were open doors leading into the Holy of Holies.  Isaiah sees God’s glory and His seraphims “fill the temple.”  For Isaiah, this is a Kairos moment in his life. (http://www.gotquestions.org/kairos-meaning.html)

    Kairos is a different kind of time. It is time not measured or scheduled as we usually mark and observe time by using our clocks, watches, cell phones or calendars. “Kairos refers to a particular time that invades our moments and our days as though eternity had dipped into history,” (Samuel Proctor, How Shall They Hear, (Judson Press: Valley Forge, PA, 1992), 91.)

Kairos time could be that moment when God sends someone to you who has the answer that you are in need of to have resolution, hope or inspiration. Isaiah’s kairos moment brought resolution, inspiration and a call to be God’s prophet.

Prayer:  Merciful Father,
Your glorious Holy Spirit creates and orchestrates ‘kairos moments’ in our lives. Today, together with my church family of Shepherd Park, I pray for kairos moments-moments when those among us diagnosed with cancer see the cancer disappear. I ask for kairos moments when people within our fellowship threatened by crisis  known to cripple individuals’ spiritually, emotionally and mentally are delivered. I ask for those kairos moments in our lives, when we can feel the presence of your Holy Spirit in your church stirring us and moving us according to your will. Lord, God Almighty, You are holy, holy, holy. May Your glory touch our lips in order to inspire our praise and fill our lives.  Amen.

Rev. Marcus Leathers