Colossians 1: 9-12
We, from the day that we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects – bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.
Wow, Lord. You sure did give Paul the gift of words and long sentences! But this passage says so much about encouraging others in their journey with You. As always, Lord, we lift up to You Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge. Keep them safe and bring them some more mountain top experiences as they travel to Machu Picchu this weekend.
We ask You, Lord, to fill the Mudges with the knowledge of your will so that they may live worthily and please you in every way. Show them the new direction that their ministry is to take, and may it bear fruit as they grow in knowledge of You and are strengthened with all power. Grant them patience and steadfastness and joyful gratitude for their time in Peru and for their next adventure in your kingdom.
Lord, we thank You that Bishop Mike Chapman safely arrived in Lima and then went on to this meeting in Chile. Thank You that Linda Chapman and the Daniels also had safe travel. We ask Lord for continued protection for all missionaries in Peru. Thank You. Amen.