The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
“Be pleased, O Lord, to remember my friends, all that have prayed for me, and all that have done me good. (Here name such whom you would especially recommend.) Do thou good to them, and return all their kindness double into their own bosom, rewarding them with blessings, and sanctifying them with thy graces, and bringing them to glory.”
Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) in Holy Living (Grand Rapids: CCEL) 69.
In the first prayers for each day, Jeremy Taylor recommends we pray for those who have done kindness to us to have a double return. This brings into view a good practice for ministry workers to pray daily for supporters. I am learning to do this as President / CEO of GTP.
Do you ask God to bless friends who have prayed for you or done good to you? How might this practice transform your life and fill your heart with gratitude and also bring rich blessing on those who have been a blessing to you? God hears these prayers.
Jenni and I have wrapped up our teaching in Olympia, Washington. We plan to visit Shawn & Cheryl Manley in to see their farm and vision for Generous Corner in Puyallup this morning. From there we will meet up with Kendra VanderMeulen of NCF Northwest in Seattle before flying home.
Father in heaven, thanks for the work of National Christian Foundation across the USA. By your Holy Spirit, pour out a double return on NCF givers. Do this for GTP supporters too. Richly supply all those who sacrifice to support your work globally. Hear my prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.