2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:1
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Finally brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.
Thank You Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for that love and hope and grace and eternal comfort that You give to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge and to us, their intercessors. Thank You for comforting our hearts and thank You for all the good work that Shaw and Julie have done in spreading your word and all that they continue to do. We pray especially Lord that your word may speed ahead and be honored.
We thank You especially for the wonders of the internet and how this new technology speeds up the spreading of your word. We pray that You will be with the Mudges as they minister your word through internet classes in Tanzania and Belize. Thank You that the authorities in both countries are “proceeding with enthusiasm”. We pray Lord, about all the little details that need to be worked out and ask that visa applications and other minutiae get taken care of in a timely fashion. And most of all, Lord, we pray that You continue to guide Shaw and Julie every step of the way in their ministry.
We pray for Lydia as she finishes up her school year. Help her to get through her final exams with a minimum of anxiety and be with her as she makes plans for the summer. And we pray for the presentations that Shaw and Julie will give at local parishes and at the diocesan convention. Thank You Lord for every way that you provide for the Mudges. Amen.