|Kenyan Chicago Marathon 2014 Runners|
Thus we gather this evening as both young and old to remember that runners areWe hope our children will share your character as they mature. As we age we delight in the beauty of your run as we wait for our resurrection bodies. You remind us that neither Kenya nor Chicago is our final destination. Heaven is our home. We long to cross the finish line one last time and hear our Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
CALL FOR RUNNERS TO STAND
Can all those planning to run in the Chicago Marathon please stand?
May you be surrounded by a great crowd
May you be free in body, mind, and spirit.
May you run the marked race.
May you persevere as you carry our hopes (Hebrews 12:1.)
May you run with purpose and determination.
May you run so that victory is your destiny (1 Corinthians 9:24-26.)
May you boast in the Lord with your success in this race (Philippians 2:16)
When the Lord returns to this earth may you run to tell us His Good News (John 20:2-4.)
LORD’S PRAYER IN KISWAHILI
Can we all stand as I read the Lord’s Prayer in Kiswahili?
‘Baba yetu uliye mbinguni jina lako litukuzwe.
Ufalme wako uje, mapenzi yako yafanyike hapa duniani kama huko mbinguni.
Utupatie leo riziki yetu ya kila siku.
Na utusamehe makosa yetu kama sisi tulivyokwisha kuwa samehe waliotukosea.
Na usitutie majaribuni, bali utuokoe kutokana na yule mwovu,’
Kwa kuwa Ufalme na nguvu na utukufu ni vyako milele. Amina.
(Matayo 6:9-13Neno: Bibilia Takatifu (SNT)”