May 10, 2010
Last week, thousands of American citizens gathered for the purpose of prayer. The 2010 National Day of Prayer wasn’t without the expected controversy, since we have many in America who are hostile to public expressions of faith. But we can be thankful that there is still enough of a concern for spiritual things and a reverence for God in our collective national conscience.
I hope you took some time personally or in one of these church or community observances to lift up our nation to God. But more than that, I encourage you to make prayer for our leaders a regular item for prayer in your prayer time. I know many of you make it a point to pray for the Aldermans and Capitol Commission Maryland, and for that I thank you. The Lord is our Sustainer and Help, and it is His message we carry.
We give praises to Him for lives we were able to touch during this year’s legislative session. Many good things are happening and many more good things that will happen just take patience and time. Thanks for standing with us and in this update, here are a few requests:
- Pray for our political friends as all state offices are up for grabs in the fall elections. The campaign season is in full swing, resulting in important decisions affecting their futures and families, as well as the state.
- Pray for fruit as I continue to send Bible study notes by email to the General Assembly members, executive officers, and Court of Appeals. The most recent notes went out last Thursday and you can access it by clicking here.
- Please pray for wisdom and strength for our family (specifically Tracy and her brothers and sisters) as we care for Tracy’s mom’s needs. She lost her husband in March and has had physical issues. She is home but isn’t able to stay alone.
- Please continue to pray for our finances since we still are operating with a significant deficit.
God bless you for your faithful prayers and support of our work. We are all called to care spiritually for our leaders, so let’s not forget them as we pray.