Mission Devotional - October 8, 2015

Opening Prayer: Father, what can I say in this hour but to cry out as these disciples cried out, “Lord, teach me how to pray. Teach me my need. Tear away this veil from my eyes that makes me think I have any adequacy in myself. . . . Give me rather, this conscious sense of dependence, this awareness that nothing I do will be of any value apart from a dependence upon you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (Jesus Teaches on Prayer by Ray Stedman)

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

Journal: What is the relationship between true prayer and humility? Where, and how, is prayer bearing that fruit in you? Which of the two men is most descriptive of your heart and prayer these days?

Reflection: Here is the path to the higher life: down, lower down! Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased and empty, His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless. (Humility by Andrew Murray)

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Lady and Armando Cueva are working in Tlajomulcho, Mexico, located in the southwestern part of greater Guadalajara, as part of Mission Guadalajara, a reproducing church planting effort begun by Kenton Wood. The Tlajomulcho church plant is one of six church planting efforts underway as part of Mission Guadalajarra. Pray today for the Cueva family and the church plant.

CSPC member Clayton Wood is the director of Thrive Lonsdale. This organization challenges inner-city youth with the love of Jesus Christ to serve others and reconcile by creatively meeting their spiritual, educational, and recreational needs through Bible study, tutoring, mentoring and outings. Pray today for the students impacted by this ministry.

Closing Prayer: God, be merciful to me, a sinner!