A Word from Curt
Thank you for praying for us.
I have been well all week with only one day of sickness.
I am so grateful.
My sweet wife DeDe is the most spiritual person I know. I envy her steady intimate walk with Jesus. I am sharing this with her permission:
It was the first Sunday of a new initiative in our children’s ministry, Children’s Church.
To begin this special time the leader called on one of the children, a seven-year-old boy to pray:
Dear God, please take care of all of us children while we are here loving You.
Ever since that day I have made that prayer my own.
There are many reasons for me to pray:
• I am sinful. These sins weigh me down until expressed and forgiven. Often I do not even know these sins are present until a time of prayer.
• I know that I will sin. I can ask our Lord before to free me. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matthew 6:13.
• I am dependent. In the very purpose of creation I was not designed to be on my own in my strength. For in him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
• Jesus prays for me. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:34
• I do not know how to influence my children and grandchildren for purposeful living now and prepare them for eternity. Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Psalm 34:11
• I want to pray for the Nations. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—[b] so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1-2
I love the working, loving relationship of Lottie Moon and Jesus in this quote: As I wander from village to village. I feel it is no idle fancy that the Master walks beside me and I hear His voice saying gently, ‘I am with you always, even to the end.’
I feel that these are some of the many reasons to pray.
But in the end, the reason I pray is very simple: I love Jesus.