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Mission Devotional - October 12, 2015

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me your mind today. Infuse me with your life and goodness and compassion. Let your love compel me, let your voice guide me, and let your Spirit renew me. Amen.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

Journal: What does it mean to you to have the mind of Christ? How does that happen?

Reflection: True union can quite be achieved with the favor of our Lord, if we endeavor to attain it by not following our own will but submitting it to whatever is the will of God. . . . The union in which we resign our wills to the will of God. O, how much to be desired is this union! Happy the soul that has attained it. (Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila) 

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Bible Translators and is responsible for developing university-level, accredited training in linguistics, literacy, Bible translation, Scripture use, Wycliffe works for Gilley Leomaanthropology and language assessment (survey) to people across Africa. Pray today for Leoma as she begins a 3-month sabbatical from October – December 2015. Her office was recently closed and her job in its current form ended. Pray for God to give the Area Directors and Leoma clear direction about His next steps for her work. 

In community with the local church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually. World Relief is on the ground in South Sudan working with families internally displaced by the current violence. Pray today for continuing earthquake relief in Nepal.

Closing Prayer: O Jesus, transform my heart into your heart and my mind into your mind. Change me from deep within. Give me more peace and less anxiety. Make me more rooted and less reactive. O Jesus, fill me so full of your love, that there would be no room in me for anything else. Make us one. Amen.