Prayer

Pray for Your (Current and Future) Shepherds

If you've ever served on any kind of committee (church or otherwise), you know how easy it is for folks to disagree. And Satan LOVES disunity and disharmony in the church.

That's what I love about serving with Kenny and Greg as your shepherds. We work together extremely well. We don't always agree on everything, but we work out our differences with discussion, prayer, and fist fights. Just kidding on the latter, of course. My two fellow shepherds are, as Ephesians 4 puts it, "humble and gentle" and wonderful to work with. As I'm sure any possible future shepherds will be.

However, we're just human. We have jobs. We have family responsi- bilities. We have church-related meetings. And meetings. And more meetings. So I ask that you keep us in your prayers that we may have the following:

Wisdom. Solomon asked for it in 1 Kings. Greg, Kenny, and I are no Solomons, but pray that we may have as much wisdom as possible.

Holiness. "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord." - Hebrews 12:14

Endurance. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9

Humility. "Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, watching over them-not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. " - 1 Peter 5:2-4

And pray for unity for all of our church family. "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." - Ephesians 4:1-3

Thanks again for your support, prayers, and the ability to serve as your shepherd.

—Dennis