The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
Thanks for praying with us.
This morning, we talked about the powerful images the psalmist uses to express the power and glory of God: flame, flood, earthquake, thunder. We asked, "If you were to select something in creation to compare the voice of God to, what would it be?" The psalmist selected terrifying, overpowering things, then placed God enthroned above them.
We also talked about how, after all that terror, the psalmist's final request is for this powerful God to grant his people peace. What does it mean that the source of our peace is also the almighty, glorious, awesome God?
Here are this week's requests and praises:
Student Enrollment - This is the last month to sign up for The Academy 2016, and we have available spots to fill. Pray that God would bring 35 more students.
Leader Enrollment - This is the last month to sign up for The Academy 2016, and we have available spots to fill. Pray that God would bring 12 more leaders.
Sponsorship Campaign - We have about a dozen students waiting to receive Sponsorships, with more on the way. Pray that God would move new people to become Sponsors quickly.
Benefactors - Pray that God would move a few new friends to become benefactors soon, so that we can head into conference season with better confidence and security than ever before. We'd like to secure two new donations of $10,000 or more before the end of July.
Givers Event - Our very first quarterly event for Wheatstone Givers will be next Saturday, June 25th. We'll be leading them through an experience of selections from Teach Them to Pray. Pray that they would be blessed by this "taste of Wheatstone," and encouraged in their support.
Volunteers - We have two new weekly volunteers coming in this week. Pray that God would bless their work and help them grow closer to him by being here.
From Duty to Discipleship - We have an info session coming up on June 30. Pray that God would bring the right church and school leaders to get a taste of our newest training.
Trainings Marketing - Pray for Chad as he comes up with a new strategy for marketing Discussion for Transformation, Teach Them to Pray, and From Duty to Discipleship in the fall. It's essential that these trainings continue to grow, both for the full execution of our mission and for the stability of our business plan.
Today we studied this Psalm to help us pray:
Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD, over many waters.
The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth
and strips the forests bare,
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!