A Prayer for the Coatneys

O God, our God, Who sent Your Only-Begotten Son for our salvation, send down your Holy Spirit upon these your servants, the Coatney family, that they may proclaim Your Good News and share Your love. Travel with them and deliver them from all agitation, slander, and devices of the evil one. Keep them strong in body and soul so that they may be light to those still in darkness. Grant that they may fulfill Your command to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the prisoner. May their service be pleasing in Your sight, glorifying Your most Holy and magnificent name, of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Specific Prayer Concerns

  • for peace in Ethiopia, for relief for the suffering, and for safety for those in danger
  • for a time of restful productivity for the Coatneys while in Iowa
  • for clarity regarding our path subsequent to this brief period
  • for Kristen and the boys as they homeschool (Charlie – 3rd grade; Easton – 1st grade; Judah – kindergarten)
  • for Kristen and John to prioritize and enjoy working on Amharic as a means of staying connected to our heart for Ethiopia
  • for fulfilling and edifying communication:
    • with our supporters
    • with our friends and colleagues in Ethiopia
    • with Christian Veterinary Mission