Today we pray for…
Attendees: Wendy and Kaylee
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:29).
Lord, we ask that Your Spirit will reveal any areas of unforgiveness among your workers. We battle an enemy who uses relational wounds to divide us in our goal of seeing Your Kingdom expanded. We pray against unforgiveness between team members, but also against any event (a theft, injury, or some sort of violation) that may stir up feelings of discontent, anger, or even hatred toward a person or worse yet, a culture.
The country where coffee is said to have originated, Ethiopia is no stranger to Christianity. North Ethiopia was one of the first Christian nations – from the 4th Century. Sixteen years of persecution under a Marxist regime refined the church and saw courageous witness from all denominations that has resulted in growth. War with Eritrea has challenged economic growth and many Ethiopians live in grinding poverty. The surrounding Muslim countries are seeking the Islamization of the country using bribes and aid. We pray for the witness of God’s salvation to go to 60 Ethiopian people groups (out of 90) who are under-evangelized.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.