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Friday, April 3, 2015

Scripture Prayer

Psalm 36:7-9

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
And You give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In your light do we see light.

I write this prayer on the most somber day of the church calendar, Good Friday.  But I am reminded that it is Good Friday and not Bad Friday. We thank You, Jesus Christ, for your ultimate sacrifice, dying on that cross for our sins.  It seems like a defeat, but it leads to the greatest victory.  We look forward to your Resurrection and the promise of eternal life that it brings to all who believe in You.  

We await Easter joy as we thank You for steadfast love and the abundance that comes from knowing You.  We thank You for the refuge in the shadow of your wings.  We thank You for the drinks from the river of your delights.  We thirst, but You satisfy with the fountain of life.  And You bring light into the world.  Saying thank You is hardly enough.

In response to your great steadfast love, we dedicate our ministries to You.  And we thank You especially for the ministry of Father Shaw Mudge and all that he is doing to provide theological education to the people of Belize and throughout the world.  We keep in prayer the preparations for the next trip to Belize, the online teaching and course preparation, and the translation work.  And we pray for complete healing for Mother Julie from her dental surgery.  We also lift up to You the whole Mudge family as they make decisions about relationships, educational goals, gainful employment and fruitful ministry.

Thank You, Lord, for every blessing.  Amen.

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