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A Mother’s Day Prayer from Elder Bill Pritchett

Father God,

We thank You for this beautiful day. Thank You for this opportunity to gather together in this building to worship You. Thank You for Your provisions of this place where we can meet.

On this Mother’s Day we continue to say thank You. Some in this room were blessed with godly mothers, some are blessed by being married to these godly mothers, and some are blessed by being a mother. Thank You Lord for these women in our lives that do so much, often with very little appreciation or recognition. Lord, in praying this, we also think of those who had painful relationships with their mothers, who find it hard to celebrate this person, others don’t have a mother, and for some the loss of their mom is still so painful. Some still ache over the fact that they so desperately want to be a mom, but thus far that has not happened for them. Whatever the emotions of this day are, we trust in You and in Your sovereignty and Your grace. Where we are struggling to know how we should feel, we pray that You guide our hearts. Where there is bitterness, we pray that You pluck that out. Where there is joy, we pray that all of these point us back to You. You are our portion, we will hope in You, You are good. You are what we need and where our strength comes from.

Lord God, we come here today and we are tired, we are weak, we are broken, we are sinners. Sinners in need of a savior. Help us to repent of our sins and follow You, to rejoice in You Jesus as our savior. So Lord, for those of us that are weak, we pray for Your strength in our lives. We can get frustrated with people around us, so we pray for patience. Lord, we pray for Humility as we think on You and the grace that You have shown us. Guard our hearts from the pride of thinking that our relationship with You is because we are so good. Lord You are so good, You are holy and just. As we continue on with this worship service, let our awe of You be increased as we sing. Our understanding of who You will be increased as we open Your word. That our unity as the body of Christ be strengthened as we encourage one another.

Lord, on this Mother’s Day, we celebrate moms, but in so doing we celebrate You who put those moms in our lives. When we think highly on these women, we know that You provided, and continue to provide, the strength that they demonstrate. You show them grace and give them the strength to show grace to others.

Thank You Lord, for the mercy that you show us, for the adoption that we needed, and for the love You demonstrate constantly. It is in Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN



Brink Report

Pastor Sam writes:
 
The Brink Southern Africa team met last week on Thursday and reflected on the following which we are thankful to the Lord for the recent mission to Malawi. We want to thank you for praying with us and for reaching out to this hungry and humble nation. We say hungry because we have not seen anything like it, even from our countrymen. They are hungry for the pure word and we believe and see it is bearing fruit wherever the Lord is leading us in this ministry. The testimonies from pastor Banda and Gibson informed us there is change taking place in leaders’ marriages as a result to the teachings from Brink. Then fluency of culture which normally oppresses the women is still evade the but in the few we have reach, these testimonies show there is change taking place… 
 


Bear Bulletin – 05/08/2016

We have another Brink Report from Pastor Sam and the team’s mission to Malawi. Also check out an encouraging thought on thankfulness from Joni.