Thoughts from verses given to me for the retreat by an intercessor:
my emphasis being on verses:
|11||– protect/keep strong – to guard from loss or injury by keeping the eye upon|
|12||– protected them in your name – to watch, to be on guard|
|– lost – to destroy fully, to perish or lose|
|17,18||– Sanctify them – ‘walking in holiness’ is the theme of the retreat: The holy God is calling his people to be holy: adorned as a bride for the heavenly wedding banquet of the glorified Christ. (Revelation 21:1-5)|
Luke 22: 31,32
As Jesus is praying for me, so my pastoral role as bishop is to strengthen God’s people. This is similar emphasis as Jesus’ prayer for the disciples and for us! -‘those who will believe in me (Jesus) through their word’ in John 17:20.
1 Timothy 2:1-8
The great challenge to be a person of prayer because God desires the salvation of all people in Christ. May it be so!