Wednesday, March 07, 2007

It's the One Year Anniversary of this Blog

I just realized that yesterday was the one-year anniversary of this blog. (Isn't this the perfect picture?) :) Hopes for an eternal blog posted on March 6, 2006 was the first-ever blog entry. Perhaps you remember it. It reads:
The primary purpose of this blog is to help people--including myself--to pray. Because it is personal, it will reflect my own experiences, burdens, encounters and even weaknesses; and it will mean more to those who know me. May God eternalize this small-scale effort for His glory!
I want to renew this commitment now. In fact, I would like to do so with a prayer.
Lord, we need you. We need the spirit-healing, life-directing, character-forming, love-giving, Holy-Spirit-filling that comes with communion with you. There is a world of need out there, and we need you to not only bless but direct our feeble efforts. Renew our discipline for prayer, Lord. May we walk in step with you throughout the day, consulting you all the time, and listening to your voice; may we take time out to, on our own, spend times of dedicated prayer with you; and may we initiate, participate in, and enliven through faith times of prayer with others.

Even now, Lord, we don't just want to talk about prayer; we want to intercede. I want to pray for D.R. Congo, for the war that is going on there - that you would embolden our church in this great nation to rise up for justice, peace and loving action. I pray for Muslim-Christian relations around the world, that we Christians would become more characterized by wisdom and sacrificial love, and less by ignorance and disdain (have mercy). Finally, I pray for greater vision. I pray that you will give us the courage and faith in you to say, "We can do that"; and then the reality and action to see it happen. Oh Lord, give us yourself. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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Blogger David said...

Nigel,

I enjoy your blog. As an XOMer, it's great to still have the opportunity to hear first hand all the issues and topics that are challenging you as you travel with George. Keep it coming.

I love the book reviews as well. These summaries are great and help me know whether I need to go out and get the book or not.

Blessings,

David Taylor

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8 Fri (1) 10:30am coffee (BoscT), (2) 2:15pm mtg (SN,KBo)
10 Sun (1) run, (2) 4pm neighbourhood Bible mtg
11 Mon 8:30am VT prayer mtg
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