Philippians 3: 12b – 14
…I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded. Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray that Father Shaw and Mother Julie feel your presence every step of the way as they embark on the missionary program in California. May they hear You loudly and confidently as You lead them into the next phase of their mission for You. May they be single-minded in finding out and laying hold of that purpose for which You have called them into ministry. Having learned so much from their experience in Peru, they reach out for the things that are ahead, striving toward that prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Give them special discernment, Lord, to clearly hear your call to them. Amen.