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Thank You For Praying

  • April 2017 Issue
From the Editors

One of the regular features of Today in the Word is the prayer request accompanying each day’s devotional. You may have wondered why we ask you to pray for our employees by name.

Let me tell you about one sister in Christ whom you have encouraged with your prayers. Eunice Childress works as a staff accountant in Moody’s Controller’s Office. She commutes to Chicago each day from her home in Indiana. “I enjoy working at Moody because it provides a great opportunity to exercise my professional skills for the benefit of God’s kingdom,” she said. “Not everyone has the opportunity to provide for their family and serve the Lord in the same place, so I consider it a rare blessing.”

Eunice prays with her department several times throughout the week, and she appreciates the prayers of Today in the Word readers on her behalf. She has specific examples of the blessings of your prayers.

A few years ago, one of my daughter’s school friends was home. When her mom came to pick her up I came to answer the door. We didn’t know each other very well then, so she asked me, “Do you work at Moody?” When I replied yes, she told me she had prayed for me the day before when reading Today in the Word. I was very encouraged to hear that.

Another evening, I was accompanying my husband, who is a pastor, in his hospital visits. I was so blessed when one of the gentlemen we visited told me, “You guys are coming to pray for me, but you know, I prayed for you today with Today in the Word!”

Other employees have told me that in God’s perfect timing, their name was featured on a day when they especially needed prayer support. You’re our prayer warriors, and we are thankful for your role in this ministry.

As devoted readers of God’s Word, you know we are called to be men and women of prayer. What a privilege to encourage one another to faithfully complete the tasks set before us, to “build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thess. 5:11).

You play an integral role in what God is doing through Moody. As believers, we are one body, united in purpose, working toward a common goal. Thank you from all of us at Moody, and may God bless you and your loved ones this Easter as we celebrate our Risen Lord.

BY Bruce Everhart , Executive Editor

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