Nov 22, 2020
... In the words of St. Paul to the church in Ephesus — and to the church in Baytown: “I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.”
I give thanks for your faith...
I pray that you may persevere. Persevere in loving and caring for the hungry and thirsty and stranger and naked and sick and in prison. That you may persevere in loving your neighbor for just as we do to the least of our neighbors, we do to Christ. That you, sheep of God’s own fold, may persevere in loving your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And throughout all of life’s seasons: summer and winter, springtime and harvest, especially when the world and weariness weigh you down I pray that you remember and witness and give thanks for the love, and mercy and great faithfulness of God. I pray that we may continue to persevere through faith for then we will be like those who dream.