You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because You were slain, and with Your blood You purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! (Revelation 5:9,10,12)
Alleluia! You are indeed worthy, Lord! Thank you for Your precious life-giving blood. Thank you that we are part of Your Body around the world. Thank you for calling people from every tribe, language, people, and nation. Thank you that we have been a part of this plan through every prayer we’ve offered for these cross-cultural workers living around the world proclaiming Your salvation. Take our offerings of prayer and multiply them. We give You all our praise! You are worthy!
Jesus, we ask that You lead the staff this afternoon as they begin to debrief their experiences together. May it be a time of thanksgiving, praise, and mutual affirmation. So much prayer has gone into making this happen; over the next few days, we want to revisit our experiences in order to give You intentional praise for every answer. We ask for Your strength to do this well, particularly if some of us have gotten sick. The Thrive staff’s desire is to prepare the volunteer staff to now return home and continue to process all that they have heard and learned, along with the ability to share the retreat’s impact with family, friends, and supporters. May we each do this with excellence, giving You all the glory and praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.