Sunday, November 22, 2009

Operation Christmas Child

November 16th - 23rd
Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week

It's not too late to participate with millions around the world in giving and praying.

Meet the extraordinarily gifted author of this heart-felt prayer, and then join him in intercession for this life-changing ministry.


HEAVENLY FATHER, WE COME BEFORE YOU TONIGHT, ASKING FOR YOUR TENDER MERCY AND BOUNTIFUL GRACE TO BE EMBEDDED IN EACH AND EVERY SHOEBOX HERE, AND IN EVERY ONE COLLECTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THIS IS OUR JOY TO GLORIFY YOU, OUR ALMIGHTY GOD, WITH THESE FEW GIFTS, BECAUSE, DEAR LORD, YOUR STRENGTH COMES TO US THROUGH YOUR JOY. THESE BOXES ARE FILLED WITH OUR LOVE FOR YOU, THAT OTHERS WILL COME TO KNOW YOU AS WE DO; OUR HOPE AND OUR SALVATION.

WE ASK YOU TO WORK IN EVERY ASPECT OF THIS ENDEAVOR. WHETHER IT BE IN PACKAGING, SORTING, TRAVELING ON FOOT, THE ROAD, OR SKY, BY BOAT, OR EVEN ANIMAL. WE PRAY FOR SAFETY. WE PRAY GATEWAYS TO BE OPENED. WE LAY ON THE ALTAR FOR EACH BOX TO GO TO THE CHILD THAT NEEDS IT, WITH YOUR AWESOME WISDOM. THAT MEMBERS OF FAMILIES WILL KNOW OF YOUR LOVE. THAT FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WILL COME TO YOUR TABLE TO EAT AND DRINK.

WE PRAY FOR FRANKLIN GRAHAM, BRENT CARL, AND EVERY MEMBER OF SAMARITAN'S PURSE STAFF. PLUS ALL THE VOLUNTEERS TO BE RENEWED BY YOUR SPIRIT. FOR THEM TO FEEL YOUR TENDER TOUCH UPON THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE ESPECIALLY THANK YOU, LORD FOR ENVELOPING US WITH YOUR PRESENCE. AND GIVING US THE BURNING DESIRE TO SERVE OTHERS IN YOUR NAME. THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU! WE TRULY LOVE YOU, LORD!

IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN

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