Mission Devotional - June 19, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Opening Prayer: For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2, ESV)
Scripture: Psalm 62:1-8
Journal: How are you waiting on God these days? What does that look like? What is it doing within you? How might God be waiting on you?
Reflection: He works in tranquility and tranquility seldom goes in partnership with speed. God breaks few records but he always arrives in the end. One of the best things we can do for our souls is to wait and one of the worst things is to force the issue. God lets the plant grow at its own pace. (The Fruits of the Spirit by Evelyn Underhill)
Prayer for the church, for others, for myself
Global Partner Focus: Europe
Mostafa and Mona Sharkawy serve among Arab Muslims in the U.K. Their goals are to see Arabic churches arise from Muslim background believers, to see new generations of leaders from Muslim believers, and to teach and prepare them for future ministry. Pray today for the continuing ministry inside the Immigration Removal Centre in West London for refugees who have arrived in the United Kingdom. Pray for opportunities and protection for Mostafa as well as open and willing hearts for the detainees as they become curious about faith and engage in conversations with Mostafa.
Wycliffe Associates (India, Kenya, Nepal) accelerates Bible translation around the world by empowering national translators and equipping the local church to translate God's Word into every language. Wycliffe Bible Translators (China) has Bible translators located in China translating the Bible into local dialects. Pray today for these translators and their work.
Closing Prayer: For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:5-8, ESV)