Today we pray for…
Volunteers: Natalia, Pat, Lauren, and Diane
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son (Ephesians 1:3-6 The Message).
Father, may each woman feel the gaze of your love on her, You being the lifter of their guilt, shame, and failures and realize this time is Your gift to her. Show them in a unique way (comment, piece of clothing, lotion, song) that You know they are loved. Through Jesus, may they fully receive You and rejoice!
Shopping is therapy for some and torture for others. Surprise the ladies with something that makes them feel beautiful (lead Natalia and Pat as they help them find that – in the free clothing boutique of NEW donated clothes!). Books are life giving (thanks Diane for all your work getting them together – the women can take many for free!) Bless and lead Lauren as she captures hearts on film.
Lord, we pray for travel mercies as the women as they fly in and make their way to Snowmass. Please keep their kids and husbands healthy and sane while mom is gone. Allow them to let go of the myriad of things going on and be “fully present.”
Few countries have undergone such a change in its makeup as the United Kingdom. After a long history of influencing the Christian world of cross-cultural works, the secularization of England is matched only by the variety of people groups who now call the British Isles home. From Kenya to India to Pakistan to literally hundreds of other countries, the evangelical church in the United Kingdom has the world coming to them. And ironically, evangelical cross-cultural workers from these countries look at Britain now as a ministry field. We pray for unity and wisdom in outreach efforts among the churches and cross-cultural workers. There is still a strong evangelical current within the Church of England, we pray that it’s influence would grow in this largely liberal body. In Jesus’ name, Amen.