The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the work of your hands.
This week's Psalm is full of comfort. It brings the greatness and faithfulness of God down to a personal level, and calls us to trust him. Like Psalm 23, it allows us to rest in his stewardship.
Here are this week's specific requests and praises:
Teach Them to Pray Event Workbooks - Pray for Peter and Lisa as they finalize the materials and resources we will give to every participant at future prayer leadership training events.
Events - Pray for our upcoming events in November and December, including our first full Teach them to Pray training event. We'll also be bringing our keynote talk, "The Beauty of Christian Adulthood" to brand new communities.
November Gathering at T.H.E. Villa - Pray for school and youth group leaders who are joining us for a day of renewal this month. We'll spend the day cultivating gratitude for the work that God has been doing among us.
Barnabas Group Presentations - This Thursday and Friday, Peter will present Wheatstone's mission and plan to Christian business leaders in San Diego and Orange County. Pray for God to move many leaders' hearts to contribute their time, talent, or treasure.
Advocates - Soon we'll start a new group of Wheatstone supporters called "Advocates." Pray for Chad and Donté as they put the finishing touches on the new community systems.
The Academy Family Campaign - After four weeks of specific prayer, we're still $4500 from our goal. Let's keep it up!
Group Enrollment - Pray that God would move churches and schools to register groups of students and educators for The Academy 2016.
Family Ministry - Pray for a new Advisory Group forming to help us craft the direction of our year-round ministry to parents and grandparents over the coming year.
Location - We're planning to move office locations in 6 months as we grow out of our current space. Pray for wisdom as we seek, and provision for a hospitable new spot.
This week, we focused on the following passage to help us pray:
I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.
All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.
Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever;
do not forsake the work of your hands.