Genesis 12: 1-3
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, … and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Lord, speak to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge as clearly as you spoke to Abram. Show them that land where you would have them minister. Help them to make that land a great land for you. Bless the Mudges mightily, Lord, so that they may be a blessing in that land.
Father God, help Shaw and Julie to organize their trip to Africa. Show them clearly that place in Uganda or Kenya to which you are sending them. Keep them safe from all harm and help them with the little incidentals like visa applications, obtaining local currencies, good communication connections and safe and timely travel. May all that they do, Lord, be done to your glory, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the name of your Son, Jesus.
Lord, we also ask for blessings upon Lydia. Let her be making a good start during this second half of her freshman year at college. May she always know of your presence with her. Help her to make new friends and to see more of your plan for her.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen!