Dear women of faith in this nation,
May we unite this day in prayer for our world sisters who do not enjoy the privileges that we have been blest with.
Let us shed ourselves of the useless energy that we put into debates and judgements on our neighbors
over their choices of schooling for their children,
or family sleeping arrangements,
or breast feeding versus bottle feeding,
or mom's employment outside of the home,
or material possessions.
Let us put our lives and cares in the presence of God and seek discernment for ourselves. With our needs in the tender care of the Lord, Our God, our way will be made clear and our spirits will know peace. We must support, encourage and pray for one another. We must ask for God's will in all things and trust in His perfect will for ourselves and others.
I beseech each of you to to bind yourself in prayer to those who do not rest in the blessings that we know:
The mother in Darfur whose pregnancy was conceived as a result of rape.
The mother in Afghanistan who risks her life by teaching her daughters how to read.
The orphans of mothers killed in Iraq.
The heartbroken mother in China who has abandoned her baby girl.
The migrant workers in our own country who live in horrific housing conditions.
The victims of human trafficking.
The victims of abortion.
The women who work 20 hour days making clothing sold in our country.
For all human needs.
Remember these souls and hold them close in your prayers. God loves them too.
The Good Saint said "with privilege comes responsibility." I stand convicted.
Let us not forget that
God so loved the WORLD that He gave his only begotten son that who so believeth, believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn 3:16
May the power of the Holy Spirit guide the leaders of our nation.
Peace and All Good to you this July 4th, 2007