Tuesday, August 5, 2008

God considers our response: For the Rosebud, Day 31

I thought then, I think now, that good and patriotic men cannot blink at the Indian problem. It stares them in the face. If ever the warning of the wise man be in season, it is in this case: "If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?" William Hobart Hare, Missionary Bishop of South Dakota, 1888

Father, give us the Holy Spirit to stir up our prayers. Replace our stony hearts with living hearts to love the people of the Rosebud Reservation. We see people drawn toward suicide - help us to do the work that Jesus assigns us to deliver them from the power of the destroyer. We pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.

If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. Psalm 119:92

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