Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:1-10
“The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. . . . Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:7,10 (NIV)
Lois had just read Wycliffe Associates’ Prayer Watch email on the computer screen. So, she prayed.
Then she sent a reply to share this with us: “Thank you so much for sending information on the persecuted church and some of the happenings. Even though I cannot give financially at this time I am joining with the organization in prayer, not only for the persecutions taking place but for God to bring in more souls . . . and more financial resources than you ever expected. Like God’s Word says . . . Give and it shall be given unto you . . . pressed down . . . shaken together . . . and running over.”
“I am 78 and get a tiny pension from Social Security.” She continued. “But that doesn’t stop me from praying. Thank you for the privilege of attending a recent banquet with my husband. May souls be added to God’s kingdom moment by moment as they get the living Word of God in their hands.”
Lois is one of thousands of Wycliffe Associates’ prayer warriors who faithfully serve God’s work of Bible translation through prayer.
Join with us in this prayer:
Dear Jesus, thank You for Lois and others like her who minister through prayer. Thank You for their faith in You, knowing deep in their hearts that You listen and answer their prayers. Help me, Lord, to know and to use my gifts to advance Your work around the world. In Your strong name, Jesus. Amen.