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For Wednesday, September 6
th , 2017

He died, that we might live.

Labor day, Monday September 5th is a day that was conceived by trade unions in the 19th century as a day set aside to celebrate labor. In the U.S., this is recognized as a federal holiday.

This year, 143 days earlier, on Good Friday, a greater labor occured. A greater labor that was embodied in this truth that "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) 143 days earlier, we give thanks that Jesus, willfully went to the cross to carry with Him our sin - to pay the penalty we fully deserve. What a friend we have in Jesus. Romans 10:9

140 days before Labor Day, on Easter, the reality of a greater celebration was upon us. A celebration that Jesus rose from the dead and He is alive NOW!

We would challenge you this Labor Day, to give thanks and celebrate the good news that Jesus IS our Messiah, our Savior. It is His labor that is paramount. If you celebrate that news, pray that on this Labor Day, others would celebrated Him as well - including the Francophone world. "That every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord." Philippians 2:10-11

May God richly bless you as you pray and praise!

For BLF Canada ...

- Please pray for BLF Canada missionaries (Toe-Blake and Linda Roy; Zak and Jael Kenney, Francois and Marie-Paule Bedard, Micheline Cabot) as the new school season begins this week. Everyone is about to get a lot busier.

- Please pray for perseverance, wisdom and effectiveness.

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For BLF USA ...

- September 5th is the International Day of Charity, established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and stakeholders around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. Many Francophones reside in areas of great need. God’s love can be shown through us when we help others in a charitable way. Please pray that such opportunities would not only provide help for present physical circumstances, but show them their spiritual need for the one true Christ.

- Please pray this week for the people of the African Islands of Mauritius and its President, Ameenah Gurib, and Prime Minister, Anerood Jugnauth. Mauritius enjoys freedom of religion but its multi-ethnic and multi-religious society make evangelism a challenge. Intravenous drug use among young people here is 2nd-highest in the world. Delivering Christian resources to these remote places is expensive, limiting their availability. Praise God that the Bible Society in Mauritius distributes over 200,000 Scripture portions each year to all the island territories of the Indian Ocean. Pray for wisdom and discernment among Christians to show Christ in ways that draw these precious lost souls to Him. Pray for the Spirit to open their eyes to the one true God!

I Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

[Source: Pray for the World. Wall, Molly and Operation World. Intervarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL, 2015. Pages 71 and 72.]

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Please click HERE to learn how to pray for the leaders and people of the Mauritius. For more information on Mauritius, please visit the Joshua Project to learn more ways to pray for the peoples (and people) of Mauritius.


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