Saturday, June 16, 2007
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
You are the Lord of the Harvest, Father. You raised up the 29 US members of our team, plus the 149 Bolivian believers with whom we worked. You are Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our Banner, under whom this army marched last week in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
May Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
You promised that You would build Your church, Lord Jesus, for You are Head of the Church. You expanded Your kingdom in those 7 areas where new baby churches now are growing.
Father, You are the One who draws people to Yourself. You are the One who gave faith to the 783 people who prayed to receive Christ as their Savior. May Your will now be done as the local believers go back to follow-up all these new believers to obey Your command to make disciples.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Lord, You promised—
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Lord, enable each of us on Team Bolivia to wait on You now at home. May we not return in our own strength, but trust in You this week for all our needs. Renew our strength. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. In all ways, and especially in all relationships. May we mount up with wings of eagles. May we run and not grow weary. May we walk and not faint. Give each of us wisdom as we continue to seek Your kingdom purposes in the midst of “life as normal” back home.
Forgive my sins as I forgive others.
Lord, forgive us for any thoughts that this is any way attributable to our team, our methods or our materials. Without You, we can do nothing. Everything that happened last week was Your hand at work.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
I am the Lord, that is My name;
And My glory I will not give to another . . . .
Deliver us from the temptation of stealing any of Your glory, Lord. This is all You.
Deliver the new believers and the new churches from the evil one, the father of lies. Bring a strong disciple maker to each of the new believers.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen!
Thank You for allowing us to see Your glory this past week, Lord. Continue to make Your name more famous in Bolivia and around the world.