For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pray for All the People

1 Timothy 2:1-2
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—
 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

Last night Tim and I watched 48 Hours and listened to the sadness and fear in the voices of the people who survived the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado. My heart and prayers went out to them and the friends and families of the victims. I also thought about the man who performed such a horrific act. His family must be in shock. God asks me to pray for all of the souls involved, but I’ll admit it is difficult to pray for the perpetrator. But, Timothy brings the charge to pray for all people. I am asking that you join me as I lift this situation up to God and seek his peace and guidance.

Also, would you pray for a group of folks leaving today for a week long missionary journey to Mexico?  A group from True Life Christian Church is traveling south to reach out as the hands and feet of Jesus. I pray that they find opportunity and that they are covered by safety. I also know a young man who is preparing to go into the mission field on a more permanent basis. Please pray for Marion as he ventures into an unfamiliar land with Jesus in his heart and hands.
I praise God for prayer!

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