"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him."
The story of the prodigal son strikes a resounding note in our hearts and minds. Though the prodigal, wayward and once filled with thoughts and plans of grandeur outside of the father's watchful eyes and guidance. only to find no fulfillment in the world. All the while, like our heavenly Father, he waited and watched, hoping and believing the best, praying for his child. His son's return was not filled with chiding or scolding, but with great joy and celebration. And so it is, as many of us who have strayed, heaven is filled with a celebration beyond our belief, as one comes home to be with the Father.
"I'm Okay, I'm Good"--Answers we've often heard. At times we come to church burdened, and we go home taking the same burden, rather than asking for prayer. Don't take your burdens home with you today.
Lahaina Rebuild - Prayer for our Sister Churches - We stand in the gap for our fellow Calvary Chapels, many going through things of transition, some even going through pilikia. We stand in a tenuous place, praying for the wellbeing of the church. Don't discount our effectiveness as we pray for God's best for the church family.
River of Life Mission - As the volume of meals and ministry opportunities have ramped up at the River of Life Mission, please keep all the staff and guests, as well as the neighboring community, in prayer.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - As the Middle East heats up, pray for the nation of Israel along with all of those in this region who have come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.