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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pastoral Prayer by Paul Meeks #20

Pastoral Prayer by Paul Meeks #20

Our gracious and loving Heavenly Father, we come to you today in Jesus’ name. It’s so good to be part of a vibrant, loving fellowship where exciting things are happening week after week. We want to keep pace with you and the moving of the Holy Spirit as you inspire and move us in your will and your way.

Today is especially meaningful as we have the Ketcham Family and the Fussners here for this time of consecration. We’ve followed both of these families for several years as they have been a part of our church.

We didn’t call them, you did that, but we do recognize your hand upon them and we want to confirm their call and pray your blessing on them.

Chase and Cindy and their children felt your call a few years ago and they have been in preparation to fulfill that call for many months and now the time has come for their move to their new home and place of their ministry. We can only wonder at this time where all Chase will be going to work on mission airplanes that will enable missionaries to do their work more efficiently. Lord, we pray that their move and transition will be easy for all five of them. They will be making new friends, so we as that they will feel comfortable from the very beginning. You’ve already prepared other children and youth to be friends to Neil and Andy and Jillian. They’ll miss their family and friends here, but we ask that they will feel at home and comfortable right away.

The Fussners have already had a long career in missions, but during these days they’re adjusting to a new country and new responsibilities. We pray for their family as they continue to make adjustments with one son left behind here at Indiana Wesleyan and the other two children in New Zealand awaiting the return of their parents. We pray that they will have an effective and profitable term of service. We pray that the two over there will continue to make friends and be content and happy.

We bring these two couples and their children to you and ask for your continual blessing on their lives and ministries. And we join our hearts together as we lay our hands on them and consecrate them to you and to your service.

We pray for all those assembled here in the various venues this morning and ask that we all may sense your presence as we worship you.

We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Paul Meeks
College Wesleyan Church
Marion, IN 46952

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