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Mission Devotional - October 15, 2015

Opening Prayer: I feel your love as you hold me to your sacred heart, my beloved Jesus, my God, my Master, but I feel, too, the need I have of your tenderness, and your caress because of my infinite weakness. - Charles De Foucauld

Scripture: Isaiah 62:5

Journal: How do you think God looks at you? When he looks at you, what do you imagine is the expression on his face? What are the thoughts in his heart? Do you find it hard to believe that God looks at you with more love and passion and desire than a bridegroom looks at his bride? Well he does. Imagine him looking at you that way right now. What does it do within you?

Reflection: Union is when we live in the great affection of our God.

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Bruce and Laura Harris run SEND International’s camp and conference ministry in the mountains of western Tokyo. In this ministry, their goal is to glorify God by serving the church of Jesus Christ through camping programs of evangelism and Biblical education. Pray today for Bruce and Laura as they prepare for the responsibilities and opportunities of their ministry this year. 

Beatriz and Gustavo Fuentes lead the work of Young Life in Mozambique. Beatriz first encountered Young Life in Brazil and became a Christian through that encounter. The Fuentes moved to Beira, Mozambique in 2010 and began building relationships with teenagers there to introduce them to Jesus. Pray today for the Fuentes and the students they are reaching through Young Life. 

Closing Prayer: Jesus, you are our bridegroom who is so full of love and affection and desire for us that it pours forth from your heart, through your eyes and your voice, and into our very souls. It just seems too good to be true. How could you possibly look at me like that? But it is - both too good and too true. Hallelujah!