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Mission Devotional - July 27, 2016

Opening Prayer: O God, our heavenly Father, help us to lay our heads on your great heart of love and find our rest and contentment in your presence this day. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 131

Journal: What does the image of a weaned child with its mother do within you today? How do you long to be just that? What keeps you from it?

Reflection: Just as the weaned child on its mother's breast seeks no physical nourishment but enjoys the riches of unspoken love given and received, so the soul in quiet adoration lays its head against the heart of Love and absorbs all that Love yearns to bestow. His Love draws out what is truest and best in all it touches, shapes all things toward the wholeness proper to them, is quietly victorious amid the strident self-importance of the world. - John S. Mogabgab

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

J & M have begun their fourth year of serving in Asia using the platform of micro finance lending to engage in church planting with holistic development. They have sought to be deeply immersed in the language and culture and continue their work with a micro-finance company. Pray for safety and security for J & M and their family.

Logan and Melissa Keck are planting Christ the King, JP/Roxbury in Boston. Pray that they will continue to see growth in the church. The Kecks also ask that you pray for spiritual growth and leadership development for the many new belivers and spiritually young believers in their congregation.

Closing Prayer: O God, lover of my soul, give me the freedom and the courage and the peace to simply lay my head on your great heart of love and rest my soul in your caring embrace. Amen.