Praying Together

Psalm 65:5–8 (ESV)
1       I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
2       For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”
3       You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have sworn to David my servant:
4       ‘I will establish your offspring forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’ ”

Thank you for praying with us. It is only through the Spirit’s work in and through us that disciples will grow and prove faithful..

Praise and prayer:

  • Praise that we have 57 new students at the ETF this year (in Ba, Ma and PhD programs).
  • Pray for the Maastricht church and our housing as decisions in the next few weeks will determine where we can hold services this winter..
  • Two church families were recently confronted with cancer and a bad fall. Pray for healing and God’s comfort and presence during these weeks of treatment and recovery.
  • Laura and Adriaan bought there first house. We will be helping them move in the second half of October.

Special prayer dates:

  • Oct 1 and 8: Jack preaches at neighboring church and in Maastricht
  • Oct 4: Jack heads a meeting of ETF’s Spirituality Committee
  • Oct 5: Jack attends a special study day in the Netherlands on new church planting initiatives.
  • Oct 9: Jack meets with various people to write a small book on ‘Churches in the City: Evangelical Churches in 4 major Belgian Cities.’
  • Oct 12, Jack meets once again with colleagues to advance the work on a major publication on church leadership in the Netherlands.
  • Oct 12-15: Jack attends the meeting of the “International Leadership Association” in Brussels, and presents a paper on ‘religious leadership’ together with 4 colleagues.
  • Oct 16: Jack meets with other colleagues from various nations at the ETF to discuss teaching and research in spiritual leadership. Pray for wisdom as we design a major project and that we would be able to find the funds necessary to do this.
  • Oct 17: a full afternoon of teaching “Issues in Pastoral Theology,” a master class at the ETF.
  • Oct 26 and 27: Pat hosts flower workshops for various friends and contacts.
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