Kitty Williams, Director of Music Ministries
Excitement – Worry – Anticipation – all these thoughts are going through the minds of those who have planned or are participating in Running 4 Clean Water tomorrow (4917 Duck Creek Drive, Garland, TX US 75043).
This year there have been some obstacles in planning.
But the outcome for the 2022 Running 4 Clean Water 5K is already successful.
Looking back through the years, we have always had setbacks in planning and carrying out the race.
But somehow each year seems to be as successful or better than the last.
I am so thankful for those leaders who persevere through all the meetings, planning, calling and fulfilling every last detail of the race (Willie Kamara, Nancy Sherlin, James Welker, Joey and Cindy Fisher).
I’m thankful for all those generous sponsors who see the vision.
I’m thankful for the City of Garland, which helps with the course.
I’m thankful for the volunteers, runners and walkers who make the 5K happen.
I’m thankful for Seven Hills Global Outreach and Zion Ministries.
I’m thankful for those who continue to pray for the work of our church.
I love to see how the Holy Spirit works despite our humanness!
Lives are being saved.
As a musician, I have lots of projects (musicals, dessert shows, KAMP, choir tours, cantatas, choir projects during COVID) that take a lot of teamwork to fulfill.
Through each endeavor, my faith grows because I give both myself and the project over to God.
So today, here is a prayer for this project – for the Running 4 Clean Water 5K/1 Mile Fun Run.
Loving God, thank you for the opportunity to gather as a community to participate in Running 4 Clean Water.
May our words and actions honor you.
Please give each participant, whether runner or volunteer, strength to finish the task set before them.
May we be kept safe and without injury.
Let this course be a reminder of our faith walk.
“Let us lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”
May this year’s Running 4 Clean Water bring glory to your name as we give ourselves to you.
May those in Sierra Leone be blessed to do your good work through water and the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus name, Amen.