FAMILY WORSHIP SUPPLEMENT
Hymn of the Month
Trinity Hymnal #252 – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Originally published by Isaac Watts in 1707 as a communion hymn, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross offers rich imagery and a biblical reflection on the death of Christ. The first, second, and fourth verses detail the surrender of our earthly treasures and desires when we comprehend the great gift that is offered to us in our salvation. The means of that salvation is vividly described in verse three as the mingling of sorrow and love. Sorrow in the agony of the cross itself, love in knowing that his agony would secure our redemption. As the objects of that love, when we begin to comprehend what has been done for us the things of the world begin to fade and our affection for Christ continues to grow.
Prayer for Unreached Peoples
The Moroccan Arabs of Morocco (Evening Service, 4/4/2021)
Morocco sits on the northern coast of Africa just across the southern tip of Spain. There are nearly 24 million Arabic-speaking Moroccans, 99.91% of whom are Muslim. Most are rural farmers living in the north and western portions of Morocco. They have a complete New Testament translated but still only have portions of the Old Testament. Pray for this work to continue as well as courage for the indigenous Chrisitans (.08%) currently living in Morocco.
The Thai of Thailand (Evening Service, 4/11/2021)
There are 22.6 million Thai people, and 99.2% are Buddhist. Being led by a democratic constitutional monarchy, Thailand has been a rather welcoming country for Christian missionaries over the past few decades. Nevertheless, many Thai people still remain blind to the truths of the gospel and are in need of continued prayer and evangelization. Pray that the Lord would break through their ancient spiritual traditions and reveal himself as the true light and life of man.
The Jat (Hindi) of India (Evening Service (4/18/2021)
Since the Jat originated as a nomadic tribe on the Arabian Peninsula they are a people group scattered throughout the region. The group we will be focusing on this month are the Hindi Jat residing in India. This ethnic group consists of about 19.1 million people and 99.84% are Hindu while only .03% are Christian. Usually farmers or herdsmen, the Jat are very tied to their traditions and closed off to outside influence. Pray for more opportunities for Christians to minister to the Jat and for their openness to hear the truth of the gospel.