"Most Loving Father" - 19 January 2020



Most loving Father, who has called us into your family by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by the working of your Holy Spirit, give us strength and desire to walk worthy of our calling, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity produced by the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-3).

We ask you to aid and support Dan and Carol Iverson in Japan; the Pardigons; Mark and Lori Berry in Peru; Dan and Becky Young in North Mexico; Teresa as she prepares to return to Thailand; Shane Hatfield RUF-OSU, Scott Morris RUF-OU, and Caleb Harlan at RUF-TU. Grant to them goodwill, safety, reliable co-laborers and all the financial resources they need in their mission work; and may their labor produce more than they could humanly concoct.

Look upon your Church throughout the world, along with these congregations in the greater OKC area; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Resurrection Lutheran, St. Mark Lutheran, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Give your approval and aid to their endeavors at being honorable in your service, pouring out on them your unstoppable peace and provision. If they are, in any place, failing, grant them recovery and reform, and cause them to stand firm as faithful witnesses, whatever squalls and storms they may face.

O Sovereign, majestic Lord, who stands above all principalities, dominions, thrones, presidencies and powers; manifest your might and glory in our country by turning the citizens of this nation toward compassionate, fair-minded, industrious, virtuous, honorable living. Please take our governmental leaders in hand – Including our State Senators – to restrain what is vile, vicious or illegitimate, and raise up among them what is good, ethical, godly and valid.

We implore your kindest care and compassion on the nations of our world, especially where there is so much carnage and chaos. We pray for your direction, tranquility, stability and harmony for all nations.  We ask you to take all the world leaders and give them wisdom and ethical fiber to do what is morally sound, monetarily solid, and manifestly stabilizing for the good of all.

O God Most High, giver of all good gifts, who provides our daily sustenance and wellbeing, we ask you to give supporting and satisfying health and strength to the weak and wearied (…). We also ask you to lift up those who are downhearted, depressed and disconsolate, and those troubled with dread and disquietude (…). Grant your Spirit to freshly blow into their lives filling them up with hope and love that they may smile again; laughing and rejoicing with us once more. All of these requests we have mentioned, and those that have remained silently on our hearts (…) we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Saving Lord. Amen.

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