Monday, November 23, 2009
OCC 2009 Shoe Box Dedication
Every year we ask the the members of FCC to leave the shoe boxes they've made in the foyer of the Church, this year we had those along with all the "adopted" shoe boxes. After Worship Service is over we have a dedication. We have all the children of the congregation bring the boxes forward and then we have a prayer, please pray this prayer even as the boxes are in transit!
HEAVENLY FATHER CREATOR GOD,
I COME TO YOU IN THIS HOUR TO LIFT UP THE MINISTRY OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
I THANK YOU FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO GAVE THEIR TIME TO THIS MINISTRY IN WHATEVER WAY.
I PRAY FOR EACH SMALL RELAY CENTER, EACH COLLECTION CENTER AND EACH DISTRIBUTION
CENTER AS THEY CLOSE OUT COLLECTION WEEK 2009.
I PRAY SAFE TRAVEL FOR EACH DELIVERY PERSON NO MATTER THE SIZE, FROM THE SMALLEST CAR TO THE LARGEST SEMI OR PLANE THAT TRAVELS THROUGH OUT THIS COUNTRY AND THE GLOBE.
I PRAY FOR EACH SHOE BOX WE SEE BEFORE US GIVEN BY THIS SMALL PART OF YOUR BODY, AND FOR THE MILLIONS THAT WILL GO OUT THIS YEAR.
I ASK THAT EACH SHOEBOX CARRY A MINISTRY AND A STORY OF LOVE TO A HURTING WORLD.
ABOVE ALL OF THIS FATHER I ASK THAT EACH RECIPIANT BE BLESSED.
I PRAY THAT THOSE WHO DONT KNOW OF YOU OR YOUR LOVE WILL SEE YOU IN EACH GIFT.
I PRAY THAT THE MESSAGE OF SAVATION WILL BE IN EVERY ONE OF THESE SMALL BOXES OF HOPE CREATING HEARTS THAT LONG TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SON JESUS THE CHRIST.
FOR IT'S IN HIS NAME AND FOR HIS SAKE I PRAY - AMEN