A video invitation to pray

from KINDLE’s Executive Director, Michelle Pavasars


On April 28th, KINDLE will celebrate 20 years of ministry.

Will you pray with us? 

Eternal, ever-gracious and ever-present God…

Whether a day, a decade, 20 years, or eternity, You are the One who created all in the beginning; the One who sustains all today; and the One who waits to welcome us all.

We are mindful on this day, April 28th, that in forming KINDLE You forged one more way to have Your Kingdom flourish;

that You inspired many over the past 20 years to share their ideas, money, and time;

that even now You fire our energies through living legacy examples like our sainted colleagues Alan Gunderman, Shar Kleinedler, and Jack Giles;

that You continue to instruct hundreds through well-crafted and well-led learning events;

that You have led thousands of lay people to grasp an identity rooted in Christ Jesus; and

that you challenge us, yes us, this very day to be Christ-like servant leaders in our spheres of influence.

It is Your true and enduring Word that guides us, especially when we stumble or stray;

“For this reason, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of hand; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and love and of self-discipline.” (2nd Timothy 1:6-7, NRSV)

On this special day, we are so grateful that You call us to cultivate faith, health, individuals, and groups among those we serve. In so doing, help us all to grow more fully in obedience, well-being, leadership, and community.

During this 20th anniversary year, arouse us to celebrate Your presence among us, ever-mindful that each of us is Your “baptized and beloved child of God,” who You daily welcome  to “come into Your presence with Joy.”

So, we celebrate gladly in Your blessed Name, Jesus.  Amen.

Prayer written by Bill Karpenko, KINDLE’s Founder

P.S.  We invite you to consider responding to KINDLE’s 20 years of ministry with a $20 gift on April 28th at this link.