August 20, 2010
Thanks for reading these monthly prayer updates and more importantly, for actually praying for us. We deeply appreciate your partnership in the gospel.
Last month I told you about the launch of our new Bible study for the legislative aides. Now that we are five weeks in to this study, I’m grateful to report that we are having a great time in the Word, are growing in our relationships with one another and are seeing new faces come each week! Tracy and Megan have been with me for some of the meetings and we love being there together. What a blessing this has been for all of us.
Please pray for us as we keep this study going into the fall. We are in the gospel of John and are, of course, coming across massively important doctrines for people of all levels of spiritual understanding. Our group is diverse, as you can imagine, and the truths we’ve already discussed do not line up with some of their denominations’ teachings. Pray for openness to the Word and for hearts to be illuminated to the real meaning of the Scriptures.
Another matter of prayer would be for solid chances to have one-on-one conversations to follow up with the staffers to go deeper in applying this study.
In the past few days, we have also launched our new prayer blog, The Free State Prayer Slate. This is an effort to equip believers and churches throughout Maryland to follow 1 Timothy 2:1-4 by remembering to pray for their leaders on a regular basis. Each day lists several leaders by name, their position, a link to their web page, and a link to send an email of encouragement. I pray this will be one more way we can keep our minds biblically focused when interacting with those in authority.
You can access the prayer blog at www.mdprays.wordpress.com. Again, let me encourage you to pray for and care for your leaders. God bless!