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Mission Devotional - October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Opening Prayer: Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5, NIV)

Scripture: Psalm 25:4-5

Journal: What is God showing you these days? How is he leading and guiding you? How are you growing in your ongoing conversation with him?

Reflection: But what is critical is that we speak to the God who speaks to us, and to everything that he speaks to us, and in our speaking (which gathers up our listening and answering) mature in the great art of conversation with God that is prayer. The Psalms - all of which listen in order to answer - train us in the conversation. (Answering God by Eugene Peterson)

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Hugo and Jackie are from South Africa and have two children, Marlena and John. Hugo has been the leader of a media ministry and has also been providing oversight to the PALM ministry (Preparing Arab World Leaders for Ministry) for the last few years. Pray today for M and A as they move to the UK for M to take up the role as Director of Arab World Media.

Thrive Lonsdale is led by CSPC member Clayton Wood. 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 youth reached by this ministry that they might feel loved and supported by the Thrive team of volunteers and staff.

Closing Prayer: Show me how you work, God; School me in your ways. Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth. You are my Savior, aren't you? (Psalm 25:4-5, The Message)