Mission Devotional - August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Perfume

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, let me give something beautiful to you this day - my adoration, my attention, and my affection. Amen.

Scripture: Mark 14:1-9

Journal: What do you want to give to Jesus today? What is he longing for from you?

Reflection:

perfume

she has done a beautiful thing to me. - mark 14:6

i pour out my love
the contents of my heart
upon your head
my dear lord jesus

i give you my heart
my adoration
my affection
my delight

may it be like perfume
on your head

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Europe

Vitaly and Oksana Voinov live in Moscow, Russia. Vitaly is working with the Institute for Bible Translation (IBT) in Russia/CIS as IBT's director. IBT has been serving the non-Slavic peoples of the former Soviet Union for four decades by translating the Holy Scriptures - Bibles, New Testaments, individual Bible books, and illustrated Children's Bibles. Pray today for a relaxing and refreshing summer for the Voinov family.

FISH is a food distribution ministry which is sponsored by many churches and food banks in the Knoxville city area. CSPC stocks the food pantry once a year, takes calls for food, and also distributes the food once per month. Pray today for each family that receives food from FISH. Thanks to all of you who served at FISH during July's "Come Serve With Us."

Closing Prayer: Father, I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will. Whatever you may do, I thank you: I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to you with all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to surrender myself into your hands, without reserve, and with boundless confidence, for you are my Father. - Charles De Foucauld