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Elder's Prayer - October 22, 2017

Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday.

The team is making their way home from Central Asia and are right now somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next few weeks, the mission team and elders will be evaluating opportunities and conversations that were had with those in the field. They will formulate plans for how Summit Woods can be directly involved in global mission’s efforts. In order to prepare our hearts and expectations, listen as I read the Valley of Vision prayer, God’s Cause, and may it be our corporate petition…

Your cause, not my own, engages my heart,
   and I appeal to You with greatest freedom
   to set up Your kingdom in every place where Satan reigns;
Glorify Yourself and I shall rejoice,
   for to bring honor to Your name is my sole desire.
I adore You that You are God,
   and long that others should know it, feel it, and rejoice in it.
O that all men might love and praise You,
   that You might have all glory from the intelligent world!
Let sinners be brought to You for Your dear name!
To the eye of reason, everything respecting
   the conversion of others is as dark as midnight,
But You can accomplish great things;
  the cause is Yours, and it is to Your glory that men should be saved.
Lord, use me as You will,
  do with me what You will; but, O, promote Your cause,
  let Your kingdom come, let Your blessed interest be advanced in this world!
O bring in great numbers to Jesus!
  let me see that glorious day, and give me to grasp for multitudes of souls;
  let me be willing to die to that end;
  and while I live let me labor for You
  to the utmost of my strength,
  spending time profitably in this work, both in health and in weakness.
It is Your cause and kingdom I long for, not my own.
O, answer my request!