Exodus 28:15-20,29 (New International Version)
“Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions—the work of a skilled craftsman. . . . Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. In the first row there shall be a ruby, a topaz and a beryl; in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and an emerald; in the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; in the fourth row a chrysolite, an onyx and a jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. . . .
“Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD.
More requests for prayer are coming our way–Erin, spina bifida; Isabella, autism; Christy, brain injury; and Nick, mental retardation. What a high privilege to carry them into the presence of the Lord.
This is our twelve–
Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, and Alan