Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Prayer Week 2014: Day 4

Wednesday. It’s Day 4 of “Bedeuge” (Prayer Week) in Denmark.  And Hebrews 13:2 is quoted in the week’s daily devotional:

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Which brings us to the day’s theme: Show Hospitality to One Another. Why? Once again, God has provided an example for us to follow, throwing open the doors to his very own home, his Kingdom, inviting us in.

And in many growing Danish churches, one sees a common denominator: An emphasis on hospitality within small groups. It’s no coincidence, but the moving of God’s Holy Spirit. We’re talking about the kind of hospitality that invites strangers for dinner. The kind of hospitality where believers open their lives to each other. The kind of hospitality and fellowship that provides accountability and a biblical pattern for growing as disciples of Jesus.

Watch and pray. Danish hospitality and community can provide a warm environment for growing the church of Jesus in this country.

PRAY that Danish Christians would continue to rediscover authentic biblical hospitality as a way to grow authentic disciples.

PRAY that even the smallest churches in remote towns would learn to practice hospitality more and more. And in the cities, as well!

PRAY that Danish Christians would be known for opening their doors to refugees and immigrants, and that God would give them a heart for hospitality to strangers.

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