Tuesday, September 24, 2013
9/24/2013, #73, 3rd Quarter 2013
O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old -- what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
A word received 8/5/12: Make this your prayer each day and make the choice to share my good news with the next generation.
A prayer received 8/5/12: Help us to recognize the opportunities you give us.
Holy Spirit, stir up our hearts to share the good news of Jesus' death and resurrection, of his cross and his blood shed for us with the next generation.
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, (Psalm 78:5)
Father, we want to share our testimony with our children -- help us do that.
so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. (Psalm 78:6)
Jesus, please help our children declare what you have done to their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. (Psalm 78:7)
Father, we pray for the generations which will follow us, that they will put their hope in you. Thank you and help us keep your commandments.
They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. (Psalm 78:8 )
LORD, help our generation repent of its rebellious ways. Thank you.
A word received: Seek my face.
A word received: Look to me for light. I want to guide your steps.
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 2 Kings 5:19-27; 1 Cor. 5:1-8; Matt. 5:27-37
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 2 Kings 6:1-23; 1 Cor. 5:9-6:8; Matt. 5:38-48
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for everyone to read the Scriptures September 24 The Rev’d Richard A. Chandler, Jr.
Intercede daily for Bishop Bill Love who is attending the House of Bishops meeting.
***** From: Shaw Mudge
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013
Subject: Mudge Mission Prayer Mail for 24 September
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. The autumnal equinox arrived in the United States on 12:44 pm, Belize time, this past Sunday. We are in the midst of rainy season in Belize, and in the midst of dry season in Tanzania, in theory.
This week's selective overview:
1) I have been working on arrangements for my upcoming trip to Belize.
2) Last week, someone approached me with a desire to teach with our program, and also with the possibility of linking our program in some way with another theological college about 3,000 miles across the Caribbean from Belize. Praise God. He saw our Web site.
3) I have been developing various courses, and made a parish visit.
1) Pray for the students and faculty. Various issues keep popping up: health, time, etc.
2) We are finding amazing answers to prayer, because people are praying and because others are listening. Continue to pray for the right participants in the program (especially in Belize and in Tanzania), for the right amount of financial support, and for the right content of the program (including appropriate links with other programs).
3) Pray for the October visit to Belize. Your prayers are making a difference, and another possible visit in January 2014 has come up.
4) Continue to pray for appointments with students and vocational advisees during the next trip to Belize.
5) Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the area of English as a Second Language (English as a Foreign Language), and for translation of materials and courses into both Swahili and Spanish.
6) Pray for the staff in Kasulu. I think they are in need of special prayer at this time: various issues are coming up.
7) Pray for our family members who are on the threshold of making important decisions or implementing plans.
8 ) The news from Nairobi is particularly poignant for us because: last year, on our trip to East Africa we had seriously thought we would be teaching at a theological college there. However, things did not work out, and I saw that as the hand of God at work at the time (though I really really wanted to do it). And, today, I confirm that same sense of what God was telling us, then. I am glad he called us where he did and the way he did. While life could go on without incident in the near future in Nairobi, one never knows; and that uncertainty applies, no matter where one is serving in the world. So, as we go about in our travels, keep us in prayer, and I praise God for him sending us where he did and when he did.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+
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***** There is an amazing film entitled FINDING A FAMILY which you can watch on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGDfv58aOhs Pray for the children who "fall through the cracks" of the social welfare system.