1 Kings 3:9 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?ā€ (ESV)

There is no escaping the fact that the work that God calls his people to is difficult. Whether it is vocational ministry or being a gospel witness in culture, we are not smart enough to make the right decisions in everything. Especially during the current historical moment, there is a lot of information that needs to be parsed and acted on. We see this a lot with churches right now; they are trying to decide when it will be wise to meet again, how to be a loving witness in their communities and how to worship in a way that won’t put peoples’ health at risk.

Today, we turn our attentions away from Send The Alcantaras specifically and instead to the churches that we have become involved in.

Pray for the church here in Poland as the leaders work to decide whether to continue online or begin meeting in person, outside.

Pray for our church family, Trinity Church Everton, in Liverpool as they continue to work on being a church for Everton. Pray that they would receive clarity regarding the government’s regulations over large gatherings.

Pray for Strathaven Evangelical as they have suffered multiple bereavements in recent weeks. Pray that the Holy Spirit would comfort the church and help them not to lose hope.

Pray for our partner churches in the Chicago-area and in Arizona. As some begin meeting again, pray that they would do things in a way that is loving to their neighbours and helpful to the community.