Isaiah 52: 7 and 10
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation,
Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations,
And all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
We praise You, Lord God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You reign in our hearts and in our churches and in our nations. We thank You for all disciples who make disciples and for all missionaries who bring to others your good news of happiness and peace and salvation.
In particular, we lift up to You Father Shaw Mudge and his family. Thank You for the work that they have done in Peru and Belize and Honduras. Thank You for the new student from Africa and for the returning students from Belize. Thank You for this family’s opportunity to spread your word. Thank You for the power of Your Holy Spirit which has enabled them to be your witnesses in the US, in South America, in Central America, in Africa, and to all the ends of the earth.
We pray for physical healing for Mother Julie as she recovers from dental surgery and for Ruth Mudge as she heals from tendonitis. We pray for the Reverends Hannah Mudge and Christine Hunter and their work at the Oaks of Righteousness in Troy. We especially pray for a wall of protection around them and their young charges as they deal with a dangerous element in their environment. And we pray for Lydia that she may discern your will for her life. Help her to see your plan for her in the areas of educational goals, gainful employment and fruitful ministry.
We also ask for your guidance for Father Shaw as he gets ready for a longer deployment to Belize next month. And for his course work. May it truly bring good news, happiness, peace and salvation to his students and to the people to whom these students will minister in the future.
Thank You, Lord. Amen.