I read through a list of local outreach options, and a few stood out to me. But a few days later in worship on a Sunday morning I felt the gentle nudging of the Lord towards retirement centers. This wasn’t even an option that I felt drawn toward. As tears rolled down my face, my heart began to soften. I realized that being pro-life doesn’t stop at fighting for the lives of precious newborns, but it is equally as important to fight for the fragile lives of the elderly.
I couldn’t get that word out of my head. The importance of speaking the truth over these children of God as He sees them. Not how they see themselves, how their nurse sees them, how their family sees them, but what truly matters is how their Creator sees them.
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
My group met for the 1st time last week. To be honest, the group felt a bit awkward, and we need your prayers. I want us to know the intentions of God for the retirement center we will be visiting each week. I don’t want to just saunter through, I want to really make an impact. I want to see fruit, I want to stay connected to the vine.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
How to Pray for Us
So please pray that the strategies of heaven will come to us as team, and we will through Christ restore dignity to these valuable people. Also pray for unity, honor, and grace among us. Pray that we will carry peace and joy into this center, and when we leave the atmosphere will be filled with hope.