Psalm 52: 8-9
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.
I will thank you forever, because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the
Note about this Scripture (from The Quest Study Bible): Ancient Hebrews honored the olive tree as the king of trees and considered it as a symbol of beauty, virility, prosperity and divine blessing. By comparing himself to this splendid tree, David was acknowledging God as the source of his strength and fullness.
Father God, like David, Shaw Mudge acknowledges You as the source of his strength and the fullness of his work. We praise You for all that You have done in his life and particularly in this latest trip to Belize. We trust in your steadfast love forever. We will thank You forever, because You are the author of all good things. Your name is good in the presence of the godly.
We pray for the balance of Father Shaw’s trip and for safe travel back to the U.S. We pray that your Holy Spirit continues to guide him as he makes long term plans and that this same Holy Spirit guides and supplies the needs of faculty, family, finances, plans, programs, diocesan plans, and parish visits.