O Praise the LORD for the Sunshine! Doesn't it stir something inside you to praise God when it is just so beautiful! I hope that you were able to enjoy this wonderful day outdoors some. Here are my prayers this week:
1. Pray for my family. Health, peace and to continually grow in their relationship with the Lord.
2. Pray for financial support for my ministry and that I will be encouraged. I'm still around 13% and my goal is 90% by June! "All things are possible with God." When it seems like it "can't" happen, that's when God gets ALL of the GLORY!
3. Pray that I will learn what I need to before I begin my ministry. The Lord has been teaching me so much the last 6 months or so and has been refining my faith. I praise him for that - but it has not been easy.
4. Pray that I would grow in my understanding and knowledge of the word of God. I want to be sure that I teach in truth. Teachers are held more accountable for what they teach.
5. Pray for wisdom - that I will be able to bring the students, faculty and volunteers together in the unity of faith that Jesus prayed for, "that they are one Father as we are one" and that we focus on Christ and the mission He has given us.
6. Pray for student leaders - I will be seeking students who will become the leaders of each IVCF chapter. Pray that as Jesus prayed and chose his disciples, that I would know who is "reliable" and faithful to Jesus. This will take wisdom, the Holy Spirit and a watchful eye, that I can guard and protect from false teaching.
7. Pray for God's Spirit to move as by fall 2010 we will seek to witness to the campus.
8. Pray that each campus administration would be open to us starting IVCF chapters on campus and that we will be welcomed to freely speak the gospel in truth. God's favor!
9. Pray for Laina's job. It has been really busy for her and I would like to see my wife a bit more during the week. :)
10. Pray for the government leaders and all leaders that they would have God's wisdom as their guiding values and principles.
11. Pray for all churches and pastors to know and preach God's word in truth. And that false teachers would be cut off from their positions of authority.
Thank you for your prayers friends.
Please let me know what your requests are as well. Continue to watch and pray!
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