After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to go. (Luke 10:1)
Jesus, send your witnesses among us and set your face to come into our city.
Then he said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)
LORD, the harvest fields are there all around us — send more laborers into them. Give your people a heart to go into the harvest fields. Bless those who serve on prayer tables around the diocese.
“Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:3)
Holy Spirit, please help us go forth as lambs among wolves knowing that Jesus is our shepherd and he will be with us whatever happens.
“Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.” (Luke 10:4)
Father, keep us from getting side-tracked thinking we need a lot of “stuff” to do ministry.
“But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.'” (Luke 10:5)
Jesus, please help us go forward with your word of “Peace” as we meet people. Thank you.
A word received: Look to me. I AM light in the darkness.
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Ecclus. 6:5-17: Rev. 7:9-17: Luke 10:1-16
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Ecclus. 7:4-14: Rev. 8:1-13: Luke 10:17-24
Notes from the Front Line
*****. Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Prayer for Bishop Bill and Stecklines
Please add to your prayer list : Please pray for safe travel for Bishop Bill and Dcn Donna and Kevin Steckline who are traveling Sunday 10/21 to Southern Sudan and will be returning on Wednesday 10/31 as part of a joint mission trip with Bishop Harold Miller and others from the Diocese of Down and Dromore [Northern Ireland].