Day 3, April 30.
1 Timothy 4:11-14: Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.
We are your disciples. We are minister of your word. We are a part of your kingdom. We encounter those who discredit us because of our youthfulness, but we look up to you. We live our lives loving you and our neighbors. Give us strength to proclaim your word to those who need to hear it. Allow our actions to be mimicked by those who are unsure. Allow our love to be unconditional. Allow our faith never to grow weak. Allow us to stay strong always.
Lord, we know who we are and we know what you call us to do. Allow us to look around and see the world around us. Allow us to recognize our presence is needed more than ever.