August 9th, 2021

Dear FFICM Prayer Partners, 

Notice all the emotions in the text: Painful. Grieve. Glad. Distressed. Rejoice. Confidence. Anguish. Tears. 

Paul doesn’t just tell the believers what to do . He communicates through his emotions. Our hopes for new believers are not just cognitive. We don’t just preach and teach from our knowledge of God’s will. We teach from our hearts, communicating from our love for them and God’s love for each of his children. 

“So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.”

2 Corinthians 2:1-4  (NIV)

Below you will find a prayer guide to support you as you accompany us in prayer and worship this week. May God bless your time in the quiet place with hope and peace.