“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV)
Pray that TIBM would find encouragement from each other and from other believers. Pray that we, individually and as a group, would put aside the things which hinder us from pursuing Christ. Pray that we would be faithful to seek out and follow the plans God has prepared for us. Pray that we would focus on our Savior, the Lord Jesus, and be made more like Him. Pray that we would be reminded of the joy of heaven – of seeing God face to face while standing with brothers and sisters from every nation. Pray that we would finish well.