praying for missions {week 42}

October 15
Jeremiah 29:11
‘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.’
Thank you Lord for Maisha Kamili, which means “a full life” in Swahili, which will provide shelter and leadership for children without hope. Pray that our plan is God’s plan for now and the future.

October 16
Acts 2:42
‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.’
Lord, we pray that the whole Maisha Kamili family, including Rodgers and Rachel Kahindi, the other staff and missionaries like you (the prayerful); continue to disciple God’s word to the people around them. We pray that they continue to fellowship among themselves and join with others to lead people to Christ.

October 17
Hebrew 12:12-13
‘Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.’
We pray that the challenges you have put in front of the children may be examined, identified and met so that the staff of Maisha Kamili will be trusted. We thank our Lord in heaven for giving us that fatherly advice.

October 18
Psalm 10: 11-12
‘He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.” Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.’
The evil one will always try to make us feel unworthy. Lift up all the children in prayer and let them know they are worthy of love in an infinite amount, always.

October 19
Matthew 5:5 
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 
Dear Lord, please make me humble as we rely on your goodness and grace for all that we have. Let us serve others in your name.

October 20
Revelation 1:18
‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’
The difference between Christianity and all the other religions is the empty tomb. Thank you Jesus, for rescuing all of us from wherever we are in life. You give us hope and love in a damaged world.

October 21
2 Corinthians 12:7-9
‘…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’
Paul prayed often to have his pain removed but he realized the hidden blessings from his undisclosed condition. Dear Lord, we thank you for our pain, and ask that you comfort the children from theirs. We depend on you, as Paul did, to keep us humble in your name.