july prayer update
The last ten individuals I spoke with recently labeled themselves as “good people” using words such as generous, positive, kind, helpful, considerate and loving. They all seemed sincere and I believe them. In fact over the years I have heard so many positive self- assessments (and so few negative ones!) it has made me wonder why the world has so much conflict. Could it be that when evaluating ourselves we are not quite accurate? It takes the convicting work of the Holy Spirit to have a true view of one’s self. David demonstrates this in his sobering confession: “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5).
Speaking: I am so grateful for the privilege of studying Scripture and preaching it. There is nothing I enjoy more! I have a full speaking schedule in July. Please pray for further opportunities to proclaim the Word in August.
Teen Challenge/Mentoring: There have been times that I have been surprised by how much a kind word or a listening ear has meant to a student. Please pray that I would be able to offer both to these men in recovery.
Evangelism: As I look for opportunities to share at fairs and skate parks this month, please pray that people will have a humble and believing response to the message.
Pastors/Churches: Discouragement is probably the number one battle that spiritual leaders face. Please pray that God will use our corporate prayer times and my own encounters with pastors and ministry leaders to encourage them.
July Speaking Schedule
- July 8 Sweet Home Christian Church - 10:45 am
- July 15 Swisshome Evangelical Church, 10 am
- July 18 Teen Challenge, "My Story" - 7:30 pm
- July 22 The River Center, "King Josiah and Decisions" - 10 am
- July 25 Teen Challenge, "Dynamic Prayer, Part 1" - 7:30 pm
- July 29 Eugene Living Hope Church, 10 am
Check the speaking page for speaking schedule beyond this month.
general ways to pray
Pastor Ed covets your prayers. You can use the acronym OAR to pray for his speaking ministry.
O—Open doors of ministry
Pray also for wisdom as he counsels Adult and Teen Challenge students, open doors and open hearts for sharing the gospel on the street and fruitful ministry as he connects with pastors and ministry leaders and leads Transform Lebanon.