Muslim Prayer card

Pray for our Muslims Neighbors 

 Version 1.1 5/28/2014 – http://www.EthnicEmbraceUSA.net

 

1. The Quran, Islam’s holy book, begins with a prayer: “Guide us to the straight path” – a prayer of seeking

the path that leads to salvation. Jesus (Isa) said that He alone was the way, the truth and the life. Isa alone provides the “straight path” that leads to life. PRAY that Muslims might receive the Good News with gladness, putting their faith in Jesus as the “straight path” they seek.

2. Muslims believe that Isa, according to the Quran, is a wonderful, humble, generous messenger of God

who came down and revealed God’s words to his people. The Quran says Allah (Arabic for God) sent

“the Gospel (Injil) before this, as a guidance…” PRAY that Muslims would understand that Jesus is the Living Word who came to reveal the truth of God’s love for them.

3. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, spoke of the resurrection of Isa: “Isa said…’And peace was on me the

day I was born, and peace will be on me the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.’

That was Jesus, son of Mary. This is a statement of the truth…” PRAY for Muslims to know the resurrection power of Jesus and put their faith in the Risen Savior.

4. Muslims have been taught that the Bible has been corrupted, however the Quran says: “He sent down

to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming all previous scriptures, and He sent down the Torah and the

Gospel.” It is an affront to Muslims that anything of God’s can be corrupted and many Muslims when

they begin to read the Bible discover the Truth of God’s Word. PRAY Muslims would be opened to read the Bible so that they might discover the Gospel is for them.

5. Many Muslims are having dreams of Jesus and are coming to faith through these dreams. There are

documented testimonies of this happening around the world and even in the USA. PRAY that these dreams would increase for Muslims revealing to them the King of kings and the Lord of Lord who is Jesus Christ.

6. Many Muslims are open to having spiritual conversations when they arrive in the USA. Many want to know about and understand Christianity but they view the decadent American culture as Christian.

PRAY that Muslims might encounter a faithful witness to the righteousness, grace, love and salvation that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Pray For the Church:

7. It is reported that most Muslims do not know a Christian, or have a Christian friend, but it is the

call of Christ followers to be “Welcomers” of foreigners in our nation. PRAY that many

Christians would understand the Biblical call to welcome the strangers next door so that they

become strangers no more. Exodus 22:21, 23:9, Leviticus 19:23-24, Matthew 25:35

8. There is a clear anti-Muslim bias in the USA, including among many Christians, but it is our call

as Christ followers to love even our “enemies.” On the other hand, over 96% of Muslims who

come to faith say it was because of the love of a Christian. PRAY that Christians would receive a

supernatural love for Muslims so that they might come to know the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Matthew 5:43-44, Luke 6:27, 1 John 4:7

9. There are at least 30 Muslim people groups in the USA with populations greater than 8,500, and

many smaller groups, representing an estimated Muslim population of 2.3 million today. It is

the command of Christ that they are reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. But many

Muslims live without this saving knowledge because Christians remain unsure of how to share

their faith cross-culturally. PRAY that many more Christ followers would understand their call and get equipped to share the love of Jesus effectively with Muslims. Matthew 24:14, Mark 16:15

10. There are over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, representing a large portion of the remaining

task of Unreached People Groups of the world. Many of these Muslim peoples live in “closed”

countries with little or no access to the Gospel. But Jesus commands his followers to go into all

the world to make disciples of all nations. PRAY for many more Christians to rise up in boldness,in the power of the Spirit, to go out into the hard to reach places with the Gospel. Matthew 28:19-20,Acts 1:8  Can you add to or improve these prayer points? Please email info@ethnicembraceusa.net with any edits or suggestions.


“For it is for this we labor & strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers”                                    1 Timothy 4:10

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”    Ephesians 6:12

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of  our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

The Truth about Thoughts

Truth About Thoughts taken from Freedom In Christ Ministries

Blasphemous Thoughts – 2 Cor10:4-5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Condemning Thoughts – Rom 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Confusing Thoughts – 1 Cor.14:33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Fearful Thoughts – 2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV Rom 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ” Abba! Father!”

Haughty (prideful) Thoughts – Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Lying Thoughts – Eph 4:25-26 Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another. John 8:44-45 ” You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Obsessive Thoughts – Phil 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension (need to figure it out), will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Negative Thoughts – Rom 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Jealous Thoughts – James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Thoughts of Guilt and Shame – Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us–for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”—Heb 12:1-2 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Suicidal Thoughts – John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Luke 9:56 for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”]

Fantasy Thoughts – Acts 17:24-27 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,

Ps 139:1-6 O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Perfectionistic/Legalistic Thoughts – 2 Cor3:5-6 Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, 6 who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Unprotected Thoughts – 2 Thess3:1-3 Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2 and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Religious Thoughts – Gal 1:6-10 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; 7 which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! 9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! 10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Thoughts of Regret – Jer 29:11-12 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

Distracting Thoughts – 1 Peter 1:13-14 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Defensive Thoughts – 1 Peter 5:6-8 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Angry Thoughts – Eph 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

People Pleasing – Gal 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Thoughts of loneliness – Rom 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Resolving Hypocrisy 101

RESOLVING HYPOCRISY from the Freedom In Christ Ministries

Check each way, either in the past or present, that you have pretended outwardly something that is not true inwardly.

TOWARD OTHERS

Pretending to obey parents while being inwardly rebellious.

 Criticizing other’s failures when my spiritual problems are similar.

 Pretending to care for others while being bitter, resentful and angry.

 Saying one thing with my lips outwardly, but thinking differently in my heart.

 Saying I love someone when, in reality, I really hate them.

 Only telling the things about myself that I want others to know, instead of what is true.

 Being afraid of what others would think if they knew what I was like on the inside.

 Projecting myself as having it all together (no problems) out of fear of rejection from others.

 Dishonesty in sharing my weaknesses with others for fear of being rejected.

 Lying about things that happen, to cover up what I do.

 Lying to gain the acceptance of others.

 Identifying the problems that others have but not seeing my own. Matthew 7:5

 Asking others to do things I am unwilling to do (i.e. clean house, wash dishes, etc….

TOWARD GOD

Pretending to be close to God, when not desiring or enjoying a relationship with Him.

 Practicing religious activity to be seen and praised by men. Matthew 6:2,5,16

 Pretending to be excited about fellowship with other believers, when in reality only wanting to impress them with my spirituality.

 Giving money to gain the praise of men. Matthew 6:2

 Praying to impress others with my spirituality. Mathew 6:5

 Fasting to impress others with my spirituality. Matthew 6:16

 Pretending to be excited about service for the Lord, when merely doing it out of obligation.

 Pretending to live a holy life, but inwardly wishing I didn’t have to.

 Pretending to be a spiritual person when I’m really not.

 Saying I love God, but not obeying what He commands in His Word. Luke 6:46

 Saying I have an intimate relationship with God, but seldom seeking Him in prayer.

 Obeying God because of a fear of what others will think of me.

 Making spiritual decisions based on other’s expectations of me.

MORAL HYPOCRISY

Pretending to have pure moral thoughts while yielding to lustful thoughts.

 Telling my spouse I am morally pure when being unfaithful in desires, thoughts or actions.

“Lord, I acknowledge and renounce my hypocrisy as evidenced through my (item checked above). I thank you for your forgiveness for my hypocrisy and choose to respond with openness, truthfulness and honesty from my heart.”

Hope & truth & en[courage]ment

“I was born in North Korea. This is my way of helping to get the gospel back to my countrymen,” she told CBN News.

This is how the balloon Bible smuggling works: A hole in the balloon is filled with helium. A strip of tape is placed around it and then of it goes into the skies of North Korea.
 
“The helium will leak out of the balloon and eventually fall to the ground,” Duk explained. “And when someone picks it up, they’ll be able to read all 16 chapters of the book of Mark.”

In the past, Peter used boats with other groups to launch balloon offensives from the sea. These balloons are larger and contain a small radio, a Bible, and other Christian literature.  

“Ok, this is not the most sophisticated or high-tech method,” he acknowledged. “But when you are dealing with a country that is restricted, very secretive, and punishes its citizens, we have to try something to get hope to them.”

“By sending these balloons, we let our North Korean brothers and sisters know that we are praying for them and the scriptures on the balloons are meant to encourage them,” one undercover believer said

from CBN News George Thomas

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh De Moss

LIES ABOUT GOD

1. God is not really good.

2. God doesn’t love me.

3. God is just like my father.

4. God is cruel and overbearing.

5. God is not really enough.

6. God’s Word is not sufficient.

7. I need someone or something more than God (food, shopping, friends, house).

8. God can’t forgive what I’ve done.

9. God’s ways are too restrictive.

10. God should fix my problems.

11. God has not come through for me.

LIES ABOUT ME

1. I am not worth anything.

2. I am not responsible for my sinful choices.

3. I can’t help the way I am.

4. I can sin and get away with it (no reaping and sowing).

5. Someone else is responsible for the way I am.

6. It’s ok to do what I need to do in order to get my needs/longings met.

7. I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings (if I want it I should go get it; sexual, lustful. and I should have it now).

8. I have my rights (fosters rebellion).

9. My sins are not really that bad.

10. I can’t walk in victory over sin.

11. A career outside of my home is more satisfying than being a wife and mother.

12. I don’t have time to do everything I’m supposed to do.

13. External beauty is far more important than inner character.

14. I am a victim.

15. My depression is probably caused by a chemical imbalance.

LIES ABOUT MARRIAGE

1. I must have a husband to be happy.

2. My husband is the reason I am unhappy.

3. Marriage is a democracy.

4. It’s my responsibility to change my husband.

5. I just can’t take any more.

6. My husband is supposed to serve me and make me happy (bondage).

7. My circumstances will never change.

8. If I submit to my husband I’ll be miserable.

9. If I don’t step in and take the ‘bull by the horns’ it won’t get done. Everything will fall apart.

10. I can have an emotional relationship with a man and it will not harm my marriage.

11. I would be so much better off if I could just run away.

12. My marriage is hopeless.

13. I’m better off getting a divorce than staying in a bad marriage.

14. If my husband is unfaithful to me I am free to leave.

15. If my husband is unfaithful to me I could never forgive him.

16. If my husband doesn’t love and respect me I have the right to leave.

17. I shouldn’t have to put up with suffering in my marriage, and neither should my friends.

18. I would be happier if I were married to another man.

LIES ABOUT CHILDREN

1. Children are a burden.

2. I must decide how many, and when, I will have children.

3. All children go through teenage rebellion.

4. I could do more for God if I didn’t have children.

5. Children need to be exposed to the ‘real world’.

6. I am not responsible for how my children turn out.

TRUTH ABOUT GOD. God is good. God loves me. God is enough. God can be trusted. God’s grace is sufficient for my situation. Jesus is Truth, His Word is Truth.

 

Prayer

So how does this prayer stuff work…really? How does God take our simple requests and make them a reality here down on earth? Recently I did a quick read on an incident that happened in a small town named Cokeville. In 1986 it was a ranching community of 550 people. A man and his wife had planned for years to take out the youth population of the community and in the process die themselves. It was a very short but disturbing story for me to read as the book was very detailed and I read only this chapter on this miracle. I want to remind you that it is not people that our emotions need to be directed to when we hear this stuff but Satan. He is the one at the very heart of the evil in our world. 1 Timothy 4:10, Ephesians 6:12 and 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 are good verses to read to understand beyond the here and now. So with the bombs that eventually went off and the destruction that hit that small town…the only people killed were the man and his wife, who thought they held all the cards. The story tells of the kids praying and God answering their prayers by the sending of angels to instruct and protect the kids. One quarter of the town’s population was held hostage in a school classroom. The chapter in the book tells of the amazing accounts of God being present to prepare this small town for the coming events that were later reported as a miracle. “They saved us. I said a prayer and they saved us.” was one small child’s account of the horrific event that shook that small town. “They” being God’s angels sent to protect us (It was later revealed that the children saw angels in the classroom who instructed, guided  & protected them)15196_4523503239204_1705379183_n…to God be the glory as He answers prayers. God is at work all the time and very involved with the things that affect us from seemingly small stuff to large scale stuff like this.  “To say it was a miracle would be the understatement of the century, ” said bomb expert Richard Haskell…As I study prayer and especially strategic prayer, it encourages my heart to hear of the protective nature of God as He holds the whole world in His hands. He brings strength and courage when we need it but He also offers comfort, rest and encouragement. May this blog post bring both to you….for God’s glory!!

Why and How to Pray for Missionaries by Dr. Will Bruce

by Dr. Will Bruce

“Why do we say: “Brothers and sisters, pray for us”? There are many reasons, including those listed below. The full-time missionary must have the intercessory missionary working with him on a regular, systematic basis. We cannot work independently in the salvation, discipling, and training of national leaders. 2 Cor. 10:4.”

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 2 Corinthians 10:4

1) The missionary is invading enemy territory Pray that souls will be released from Satan’s bondage and will put their trust in Christ. Pray that the missionary will recognize the attacks of the Adversary and use Scriptural weapons in the battle.

2) The missionary faces many frustrations Pray for the missionary to be graciously flexible and able in very practical ways to obey the injunction of Philippians 4:6 (worry about nothing, pray about everything).

3) The missionary has need of self-knowledge Pray that the missionary will learn to submit his own desires and inclinations to God’s Holy Spirit, and then that the fruit of the Spirit will be more and more apparent in the life of the missionary. Pray that he will understand and appropriate all he has and is in Christ.

4)The missionary faces loneliness Pray that the missionary will experience fellowship with God in new and satisfying ways

5) The missionary must remember the meaning of being a missionary Pray that the missionary will have the humility of Christ as described in Philippians 2:5-8.

6) The missionary’s need for stability Pray that in each of these areas the missionary will develop mature stability. Pray that the missionary will get his true identity and self-worth from who he is in Christ and not from success or what others think or say about him

7) The missionary’s insight needs to be sharpened Pray that the missionary will have a heightened sympathy and insight into the heart-needs of those around him. Pray, too, that he will have insight and heavenly wisdom to know what God would have him undertake, and how He would have him go about it.

8) The missionary needs good interpersonal relationships Pray that in this important area the missionary will be surrendered to God and sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Pray that he will see his own personal needs. And that couples would love each other with agape love seeking the highest good rather than claiming their rights.

9) The missionary’s need to be filled with the Spirit Pray that the missionary will be able to obey the injunction of Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16,25 (“Be filled with the Spirit …” and therefore, walk in the Spirit) and that he will always keep short account with God (1 John 1:9), be aware of Satan’s deceptions and hate all sin

10) The missionary’s health problems Pray that God will keep the missionary in that condition of health that will best glorify Him.

11) The missionary’s travel Pray for safety in travel.

12) The missionary’s children Pray for the health of missionary children. Pray that both parents will be godly role models and will do all they can to help their children develop godly self-worth. Pray that parents may have wisdom in providing for their education. Pray that children, as well as parents, will have a good understanding and attitude should separation become necessary for schooling. Pray especially that the children will not let any bitterness take root because of separation

13) The missionary’s constant need to show love Pray that at all times, in all circumstances, with all people, we will take that which God has so fully and freely provided. “God has given … TAKE.”

14) Share the missionary’s burden for additional workers, both national and foreign Pray that many more at home and on the foreign field would become co-workers to gather in the harvest and disciple those who are coming to Christ

15) The missionary’s own intercessory life Pray that the missionary will recognize and faithfully fulfill his part in prayer for the work to which God has called him2892_4309753335590_1161790581_n

 

Prayer by David Platt

10513349_10203413474271101_952221848700024997_nI think its interesting that in the church today so many of us ask, “why is prayer necessary?”

Maybe we don’t ask it, but we really don’t show with our lives that prayer is necessary and so we

show with our lives that we’re asking, “why is prayer necessary?”

You know why I think we ask that question? Because you don’t need prayer when you’re

watching TV. We don’t need prayer when we’re mindlessly surfing the internet. You don’t need

prayer then. You don’t need prayer when there’s nothing at stake in your walk with Christ. You

don’t need prayer when there’s no risk in Christianity. You don’t need prayer when Christianity

consists of monotonous religious motion of routine, week in and week out. You don’t need prayer

for that. You can do that on your own.

But when you risk everything to glorify Jesus Christ, you need prayer. When you sacrifice your

possessions and your dreams, and your hopes and your career, and you lay it all on the line and

you stake your reputation down on your allegiance to Christ, you need prayer. When you’re

longing day in and day out is to lead people to Jesus Christ, you need prayer. You rely on prayer.

You are desperate for prayer, because you’re devoted to his mission. And when the aim of your

life is to affect as many people with the Gospel of Christ for the glory of Christ, you will find

yourself given over to prayer.

The book of Hebrews

 Hebrews 13:22 says Friends, please take what I’ve written most seriously. I’ve kept this as brief as possible; I haven’t piled on a lot of extras.(Message Bible) I urge you, dear brothers and sisters, to pay attention to what I have written in this brief exhortation(NLT) But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.(NASB)

It is to the last chapter of this book that we look to find out why the author wrote this book. While it says “brief” we need to note that this book was written to the Jews and most at that time would be comparing the length to some of the Old Testament books among other writings of their time. To me the book of Jude in the New Testament is what I call “brief” as it has 25 verses and only one chapter….It’s like a postcard message verses a letter.

If you have ever entered into a conversation with people talking intensely and passionately about a topic you know very little about….the debate type of conversations or perhaps the drama emotion driven conversations….that same feeling is what I had when for weeks we studied this book in class….My intense desire to interrupt Biblical text to say, “OK I get it, can we move on?” Well the truth is I probably didn’t get it…I didn’t grow up in a rules driven family and to be honest it was probably too free/liberal for my own good. I don’t know what it’s like to live by the letter of the law or under strict rules. Rules are ment to guide and bring freedom when used in a healthy way. I suspect most people have been wounded by the letter of the law rather than guided into green pastures by a loving gracious Shepherd.

So in a nut shell this is what Hebrews brings to us like no other book in the Bible: The assurance that we have a High Priest(Jesus) who is “touched with the feeling of our weaknesses”, who lives to fill in the gap & bridge the divisions that exist on our behalf….and is “the mediator of a new and better covenant”

A note on the word “exhortation”: From Charles Stanley “Are you concerned about correcting error wherever and whenever you find it? Do you care deeply that those who are about to make mistakes avoid them, and that those who have made mistakes repent of their ways and return to a walk of righteousness before God?” This is what the writer of Hebrews is attempting to do. This is similar to when you have your Mom tell you to wear a coat or put on a hat when going outside in the cold.

A note on the word “covenant”: Some think of this word as an agreement, or promise. Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant, and that the Blood of Christ shed at His crucififixionis the required blood of the covenant. As with all covenants between God and man described in the Bible, the New Covenant is considered “a bond in blood sovereignly administered by God.” (from The Christ of The Covenant by O Palmer Robertson). To understand the seriousness of this word from the author’s view, I would liken it to a biblical marriage which is a covenant between one man and one woman for life.

 

Community Building

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It’s the grace of God when I don’t act out of anger…talked with the neighbor’s last night about the man that is frequently drunk and speaks loudly throughout the night near where I live…It keeps a lot of people from a good night sleep BUT it was also a good opportunity to in love speak into the neighbor’s lives on God’s compassion and dealings with each of us…I had to apologize about yelling in the middle of the night2 weeks ago for him to shut up & go to bed and then got a chance to share how we all can come together to have a healthy community where we walk with this guy in prayer & practicals for him to see himself as someone God created & loves dearly….then told “Joey” that we need him to quietly go in his brother’s apartment and not keep us up all night. Told him God has a great plan for him but he needs to be responsible and start making good choices. Told him of God’s great love for him….spoke much of our heavenly Father’s love & attention to his life….”God has some good stuff for you to do in this life and it is not what you are currently doing” It is much easier to say this with the Spanish community because MOST have a Catholic background and they have a basis of God being holy…”Joey” kept repeating what I said about our Heavenly Father…God is working all the time….let’s join in the good things with our eyes wide open