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1572296143
Hardcover
110 pages
May 2004
FamilyLife Publishing

While They Were Sleeping

by Anne Arkins & Gary Harrell

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Excerpt:

D AY 1

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said,‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have —Luke10: 34-35 (NIV)

P R A Y E R F O C U S

Father, may _____________ be willing to give of himself to help a person in need. May _________________ not only see the needs of others but act upon these needs in a sacrificial way. Deliver ___________________ from holding too tightly to his own possessions. Give him a willingness to share what he has with others.

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This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. —1 John 3:16-18 (NIV)

P R A Y E R F O C U S

Gracious Father, open __________________ ’s heart to know the real love of Jesus’ gift of salvation. Help him be willing to give of himself for others. May __________________ be sensitive to see ways he can meet the needs of the people around him. Father,help ________________ to love others not only in words.