You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Lena's (first) mission trip toCan't wait to see what God has in store next.....
Haiti turned into our
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Lord, I thank you and praise you that NO MATTER WHAT, you are in control. You are God of the Universe, the Creator and You are in control. No matter what it looks like, no matter what I can see or not see. You are God and for that, I am thankful.
Lord, thank you for the gift of family and friends, near and far. People who pray, people who know you and love you and serve. Thank you for those that gathered to pray together tonight. Thank you for those that prayed for us and with us all across the world. Thank you for those that called, texted, emailed, facebooked and tweeted.
Thank you for your word that tells me:
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26
"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
And that you gave me this promise from Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
I love you and am ever thankful.
Please be with the people of Haiti-all of them. Let you peace fall on them-your peace that surpasses human understanding. The kind of peace that can only come from you, Lord. Help families and loved ones to get in touch with each other. Help medical needs to be met. Provide clean water and safety. I pray for the people of Haiti. I thank you for bring to world and national headlines the plight of this poor little country that you love. I pray for glory to be brought to you in the midst of this tragedy and chaos. I pray that people come to you, turn to you, for the real hope, the real life only you can give.
I pray specifically for the staff and children of Three Angels. I pray for your mighty hand of protection. Calm them. Help them. Protect them. I lift up Abbey-this young woman is a mighty woman of God, and she could really use your help right now. Give her peace and wisdom to take care of the children. I pray for all of the children at the orphanage...you know their names. I pray for the staff and their families. I pray for the biological families of the children at the orphanage.
God, while we wait to hear real news from Haiti, I take great comfort that you already know the need, and even now, as I type, you are rising up a great army to meet the needs. Thank you again for the privilige of coming to you in prayer. Thank you for hearing us.
In the holy and precious name of Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I pray all these things, believing You.
~~~~~Thoughtfully composed by Lena Just Lena at 9:34 PM