You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. (Galatians 4:13-14 ESV)
І знаєте ви, що в немочі тіла я перше звіщав вам Євангелію, ви ж моєю спокусою в тілі моїм не погордували, і мене не відкинули, але, немов Ангола Божого, ви прийняли мене, як Христа Ісуса! (До галатів 4:13-14 Ukrainian)
Dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you for this new Lord’s Day that dawns with encouraging proof that you are alive and concerned about our welfare. Restore respect among governing authorities for this day that is set aside as a day to give honor and glory to your beloved Son. Help Christians to overcome the lure of staying away from worship in favor of recreational activities. Help all messengers of the Gospel Lord, to remain faithful to spreading the gospel even when circumstances have stranded us in a difficult place. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister