The resurrection changed everything. It should change the way we pray, too. Many times we pray as if someday God is going to defeat the power of darkness. But really, he has already won! Jesus has saved us, He has defeated death, and he has healed us. We have righteousness before God, we have his spirit, and we have his power. Remind yourself of this reality before you pray, and you might end up praying differently.
Please pray for Venture Missionary families
- Jon and Elissa Kuert who are working and serving in China. Please pray for their safety and provision. We are also praying for the salvation of their friends and the people they interact with daily.
- Stephen and Katie Kleinjung, new missionaries to Thailand, are expecting a new baby any day now! Please pray for the doctors involved in the delivery and for everything to go smoothly.
- Brian and Amanda Elliot, missionaries to Thailand. Please pray for their newborn daughter, Piper, who has had complications since birth. The doctors think she may have Cystic Fibrosis. Testing is very expensive. Please pray for complete healing in Piper, financial provision, and wisdom to know how to proceed.
Please pray for all of our 2015 Expedition participants as they raise funds, involve their communities with their faith journey, and prepare for their tours. We are praying that each participant will grow in their understanding of God’s call on their life.
Please continue to pray for the persecuted refugees along the Thai/Burma border, that they will experience the tangible love of Jesus.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!
A PROLIFIC HYMN BY CHARLES WESLEY
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ my God! All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.
See from His head, His hands, His feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or thrones compose so rich a crown?
His dying crimson, like a robe, spreads o’er His body on the tree; Then I am dead to all the globe, and all the globe is dead to me.
Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
To Christ, who won for sinners grace by bitter grief and anguish sore, be praised from all the ransomed race forever and forevermore.