Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Incredible Team I Work With

This is the incredible pastoral team I had the privilege to serve with at Trinity Assembly of God. I'm a lucky guy!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Pray for Sudan

We have dear friends in Sudan that really need our prayers. From January 9th through the 15th, the people of Sudan will vote on a referendum that will determine the future of the nation. If the South secedes, the current president of Sudan promised to rewrite the constitution to insure Islam is the only religion and form of law in the North. This, of course, has significant implications for our friends.

Please pray for the following things:
  • Peace and safety for the Sudanese people 
  • Fair and free voting and counting 
  • God’s peace to be in the hearts of the believers of Sudan 
  • God’s grace and protection for our friends who continue working in the face of potentially tighter laws in the North 
  • Wisdom, compassion, and integrity to be exercised by the leadership of Sudan (North and South)

Monday, January 03, 2011

2011 Prayer List

I have been thinking a lot about 2011 and what it holds for those who are followers of Jesus. To that end, I am developing my prayer list. Of course my prayers always include my family, God's favor, wisdom, The Church and missions. But maybe there is something more - something that God is specifically pointing at that I need to pay attention to. Here is what I have so far:

1. That I will have a heightened sense of God's presence in my life. I know He is with me always, but I would like to be even more aware of his presence and activity in and around my life. I pray this also for our church. When we meet together, I pray we remember the reason why.

2. That my life will bring glory to God - every part. That means some things will have to change. Reading the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer has caused me to think about who I am really living for.

3. Pastor George Raduano confirmed this one in his sermon yesterday. That I will live a generous life. This includes relationships, finances and service.

I am sure my list will expand as the year progresses, but for now, this should keep my occupied.

How about you? What is on your prayer list?