Hello dear e-pray friends!
First, thank you so much, all of you who came to our SERVE India Appreciation Dinner! What a blessing it was to us!! :) We LOVE the opportunity to appreciate all of you and your care and prayer for us and all of the ministries of SERVE India! We are so thankful for every one of you! :) Once in awhile we like to give a prayer to you to use that we have taken from the Scriptures. We have added some specifics to pray for in each area of the ministry. We are confident of the power that this prayer brings because prayer is where the real work is done. So, thank you, thank you, thank you for praying this for us!!
Please pray with us from the Scripture Colossians 1:9-14 for all of those involved with the ministries of SERVE India…
Dear Father, thank You that we have heard of them and help us to not stop praying for them. We want to continually ask You to fill them with the knowledge of Your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives so that they may live a life worthy of You and please You in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of You, being strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might so that they may have great endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to You, Who have qualified them to share in the inheritance of Your holy people in the kingdom of light. Thank You for rescuing them from the dominion of darkness and for bringing them into the kingdom of Your Son You love, in whom they have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. …
We pray for all of them …
Grow deep in their faith to know & love You more Grow in healthy relationships within their own marriages, families, churches & communities Provision of all their needs, spiritually, emotionally, & physically Protection from all sorts of harm, spiritual, emotional, & physical, including persecution Have open & willing hearts to be used effectively by You through the gifts You have given for loving and serving each other in the church and those who still do not know Jesus
We pray this specifically for: SERVE India Leadership
Growing love & respect for each other, unity, hearts & desires only for Your glory, not their own, joy! Constant dependence on Your leading, clear understanding & obedience to Your direction Provision of much needed leaders now, & in the development of young leaders coming up
Pastors, church leadership
Deep sense of Your call, courage & perseverance in the difficult situations, joy! Clear direction for where You are leading their ministries Wisdom in leading their congregations and developing leaders Effective & fruitful outreach & discipleship, opportunities to plant new churches
Widows, parentless children, families who suffer from the affects of leprosy:
Deep understanding of Your special interest, love & care for them, joy! Provision through successful self-supporting businesses Successful education and training for the children, and clear direction & provision for their futures
Current & on-going projects
Pastors’ Training Center, good curriculum & teachers, students Teacher training school opening, finances needed for required renovation & set up, paperwork, hiring of teachers & staff, prospective students Self-supporting small businesses start-up & success for churches, church members & for help in community development Church building construction projects Short term missions teams to love & serve in the most effective ways