July 17, 2018

Dear LABC,

Vacation Bible Camp is in full swing. Our theme this year is “Peace Lab: Discover God’s Way Of Peace.” It is a joy to talk with the kids about Jesus’ words, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:6) My translation of his famous teaching is “When we work for peace we are truly happy for we are doing what we are born to do.”

I invite you to pray for the campers and leaders and to join in the spirit of the camp by praying the World Peace Prayer each day.

Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth;
lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust;
lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our heart,
our world, our universe.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • All who are mourning, may they find comfort
  • All who live with mental illness
  • All who are searching for stable housing
  • All immigrants, refugees and displaced persons
  • All who are longing to be healed
  • All who are incarcerated
  • All who care for another
  • All our families with young children and all our families who are expecting children
  • All who deal with addiction
  • All who lead, exercise power and make decisions that impact others in significant ways
  • All who are traveling
  • All who offer prayers for the well being of others