Today was a day of sabbath rest for the team. The students helped lead a worship service for the mission team and the Impacto staff, they relaxed at The Promised Land property, and enjoyed worshiping at La Iglesia Evangelica Wesleyana Shalom—a local church.
Below are some words and a prayer written by Katie Hill that were shared at worship this morning.
A Prayer For the People of Guatemala
A scripture that has been tugging on my heart these past couple of days in the midst of all of His beautiful creation is Psalm 8:3-9 (NIV):
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon & the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels & crowned them with glory & honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks & herds, & the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, & the fish in the sea, all that swim in the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the Earth!
Lord, just looking at Your creation in this beautiful, bountiful country, this nation alive with Your craftsmanship, with the stars as bright & clear as the lights from that of nearby cities, why would You consider us, as a people, significant, more beautiful than all of the wonders of Your creation?
Lord today & the days following, I pray that You would lift up the beautiful people of Guatemala & allow Your Spirit to shine through them as radiantly as it does throughout the depths of Your creation.
I pray that Your glory would elevate the people of this great nation as high as the mountains that line its foundation.
I pray that Your love would pour as deep as the waters in front of us.
I pray that Your Spirit would shine as bright as the cities beyond, piercing through the dense fog.
I pray that Your presence would be felt like the wind dancing across the water, making extravagant waves, reflecting Your grace.
I pray that you would cover the people of this nation with the strength & majesty, mirroring the great land in which they command.
Lord, I praise You for all of the glory that You have shown in the beautiful country of Guatemala & all that You will show going forward.
I love You & I praise You. It’s in Your name I pray. Amen.
Prepping for some crafts with the kids tomorrow!