County 7 – Goshen County 

What opportunity will You give us today Lord? May we honor You with our decisions and give ourselves to You in our actions. Every step we take, may it be towards You! 

Your ways are true! They keep a wandering heart from false hopes. You Lord! Your Majesty abounds! We have much cause to celebrate! You are Lord and You are victorious! 

We pray for at least 9,166 people in Goshen County. They didn’t claim a church Lord. We don’t know the reasons they won’t claim affiliation with a physical church! But Lord You have claimed us all on the cross. Praise You Lord! May the credibility of Your church in this county and throughout Wyoming be elevated, expanded and reinforced! 

““So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. ’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭15:20-24‬ ‭NLT‬

I can only imagine the joy of a faithful man eagerly waiting the return of his son. Lord we pray for the brother! May his eyes be opened to Your glory! 

Lord there are so many who aren’t willing to participate in the triumph of joy. It’s as if something inside them resists or is confused by what it is. They spend exuberant amounts of energy doing “the right thing”, then when they don’t get what they think is justified they deflate as quickly as a balloon that took to fill. 

But that’s the misguided perception of joy. There’s nothing we can do! Nothing! Your ARE Lord and THAT’S IT! The joy stems from Your involvement! The very fact that You bend down to intervene in our life should lift us so high we can see over any obstacle! We need to stop getting lost in busy work, stop revealing problems just to show that we can solve them. 

We can live in Your Word, seeking to serve as You would have our spiritual gifts do! May we give ourselves to You and rejoice! 

The father eagerly anticipated the arrival of his son because joy enabled him to live above the frustration, the anguish, the annoyance. He kept his faith in the Only One that can dictate the required outcome, You Lord! Keep us like this father Lord! Guide our efforts and actions to deeds because we love You. Help us to see because of the joy of following Your instruction. 

The time for change in our communities has now come! In Jesus name we pray, amen. 

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