- hundreds of people coming to Christ,
- old animosities being removed,
- marriages being reconciled and renewed,
- wayward children coming home,
- long-standing slavery to sin being conquered,
- spiritual dullness being replaced by vibrant joy,
- weak faith being replaced by bold witness,
- disinterest in prayer being replaced by fervent intercession,
- boring Bible reading being replaced by passion for the Word,
- disinterest in global missions being replaced by energy for Christ’s name among the nations, and
- lukewarm worship being replaced by zeal for the greatness of God’s glory.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;” (Matthew 6:19)
Holy Spirit, please help us place our trust in Jesus — help us find our footing on him. He is the rock that does not move or shake.
“but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:20)
Father, thank you for being who you are: a father who loves us and cares for us; thank you for loving us so much and for providing a home for us.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)
Jesus, you are the pearl of great price — help us treasure you in our hearts and value you and your ways above all others.
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22)
Holy Spirit, please give us clarity of sight — keep our eye single upon Jesus.
“But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:23)
Jesus, we pray for your people who walk in darkness — let your great light come upon them.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24)
Jesus, we cannot serve and be mastered by the culture of this age and also have you as our Lord: help us daily make the choice to follow you and serve you. Thank you.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
Wednesday: 119:73-96; Leviticus 19:1-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Matthew 6:19-24
Thursday: 74; Leviticus 19:26-37; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34
Notes from the Front Line
***** Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery for Mother Miriam and give thanks for all that God is doing with her and through her.
Jean used to sing “The Day Thou Gavest Lord has ended” as a lullaby to our children when we were in Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeGSG50JBE&feature=related
***** To all who support the Welcome Home Initiative with Prayer, we thank you.
Our next Welcome Home Initiative is May 24-26. It is time to intercede for the Lord to saturate every part of this ministry for healing of those broken by combat in body, soul and spirit.
Please pray for each vet who the Lord desires to be at this WHI to respond to the call of the Holy Spirit. Pray that fear and anxiety over visiting past wounds will be overcome. Pray for financial resources for travel. (The program itself and room and board are provided free to them.)
Pray for the Lord to arrange schedules and circumstances so as to make the way clear for each one to come.
~ For the wisdom and direction of the Spirit for Fr. Nigel Mumford, Bishop David Bena and Noel Dawes and other members of the leadership team.
~ For Sandra Lester and the administrative details she oversees.
~ For discernment and compassion on the part of the team as the work in unity and with flexibility.
~ For sensitivity to the Spirit for intercessors, both on and off site.
~ For the staff of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center who so wonderfully prepare and care for our vets.
~ For the Daughters of the King who bless quilts and provide care baskets given to each participant.
~ For Eddie Clark, a former Marine, who will provide the entertainment on Tuesday night. This is a time of bringing laughter and release after a difficult day.
~For nice weather so the outside beauty and facilities can be appreciated and bring a measure of peace and healing.
~ For good support by the community of the closing ceremony on Wednesday morning ( May 26 at the Great Hall at Christ the King Center at 11:30 am.)
Pray that our vets would be greatly honored through this.
~ For the continued financial support for this ministry.
Pray for deep and lasting healing for each vet in attendance. Pray for the chains to fall off…chains of grief, guilt, fear, anger and rage, additions and suicide and more. Pray for the restoration of lives in Jesus Christ! He came to set the captives free! Hallelujah!