2006-02-01: Pray for determination and patience.

O Lord, You are the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Great Creator.  We see you in even what some might consider insignificant things — like the green grass of Emerald Hills.  Thank You for revealing Yourself to us in the beauty of nature.  Thank You for showing us that all things are possible to those who believe. There is so much yet to be done to develop Emerald Hills into the prayer, retreat, and learning center for which You have given us the vision.  Almighty God, give us the determination and patience to complete the task.  Help us to look to You to show the way, to provide the means, to get the job done.  In the Name of Jesus, Amen.