We have our team Bible Study & Prayer on Fridays. This past week we covered Galations through II Timothy and then Peter led our prayer time. He had us each choose a different book from what we had read, then gave us about a half hour to come up with a prayer or response to things written in that book, then we shared what we had written with each other. I (Sharon) was excited to get my favorite book - Philippians! So I wanted to share with you the prayer I wrote for our team inspired by the book of Philippians:
"As you learn to live in the context of everything Lithuanian, remember that you are My Child. No matter what happens conduct yourself in a manner worthy of Me. My Child, seek to do everything without complaining or arguing so that those around you would see that having Me in your life makes a difference. I know that you are still learning what it means to follow me. Don't let past mistakes hold you back. Forget about those things - we've already dealt with them. Look at Me and press on. Stand firm My Child. I am so proud of you! I know it's hard so let me leave you with this: Rejoice! Yes, that's what I said - Rejoice! I am here with you. Don't let anxiousness overtake you, but bring it to Me in prayer - again and again as often as you need. And be thankful - I have good things for you in this. I will give you My peace in a way that's hard to explain. I will guard your heart and your mind - your feelings and your thoughts. Look at Me. My Child, receive My peace."