May all your plans succeed. Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's Facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Thank you for the gift of the church, a community of your children that you have gathered together to worship, serve, pray and love. Loving Father, I thank You for our Church leaders that You have appointed I pray that they would love Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and that their ministry would never steal from them their first love, Jesus Christ. Pope Francis will certainly need it in these turbulent times for the Church and the world! — Church of England Remind our hearts of this. May we hold to the things of this world lightly, knowing that our citizenship is in heaven. Even when our spirits are willing, the flesh is weak. Now available is our new Daily Prayer devotional! Help us in all our interactions with one another to have humble and gentle hearts. We will declare that your love stands firm forever. Praying the word of God is a powerful tool of comfort in the world we live in. Only through your power is our country and our world made whole. Here is the way I keep the world in my prayers. Have you prayed for your Sunday School teacher? Tag: A Prayer for a World Facing the Coronavirus was adapted from a prayer posted by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. It also shifts away from petition (asking God to do things) toward intention (setting a path of joining in what God is doing in the world). For two hours every Saturday night, 60 or 70 Christians gathered at Gilcomston to pray for the worldwide progress of the gospel. And because of you, we are overcomers too. Prayers of the Church Prayers The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. We pray for your great healing on our land. Paul also left us prayers written for the churches he had visited over time. We get tired and weak, and t’s hard to keep going in the face of defeat. Thank you for your daily presence in our lives; that we can be assured your heart is towards us, your eyes are over us, and your ears are open to the prayers of your people. Prayer for Love. Remind us to live aware, listen to your words, and be willing to make a difference in this land. Renew your Church in holiness and help us to serve you with joy. Prayers for the Church and the World. Help us, Lord, to pursue what makes for peace and for building one another up. Let us put others first and serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. Grant the Body of Christ unity. We can be sure of this – Satan is very aware of the power of our prayers. An easy way to find start your day with a prayer read today’s prayer and sign up to receive by email. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19), “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35). May we not only be readers of Your Word but believers and doers. You have told us that when we lose our life for Your sake, we will save it. We may reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your presence and healing. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can't find the words to pray. Prayers of the Church, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15 – August 16, 2020 Let us pray for the church, the world, and all people according to their need. Shine your light in us, through us, over us. Prayer is never the last resort of God’s people. While we pray for the world, remember that our true salvation comes from God through Jesus Christ. Thank you, Lord, that You are producing in us great endurance through the hard places. in our February 2019 newsletter: Father God, We come before you today to ask you to bless our church. Good Night Prayers You have asked us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow You. Help us to see when another soul around us needs to be encouraged. Lord, You have given us what seems like an impossible task with this passage. Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). What about your pastor? “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9). We love you Lord; we’re leaning on you. We press in close to your presence today and ask that no matter what obstacles we’re facing as a church, we choose joy. We ask that you would continue to pave the way for strong, faithful men and women to serve your people. When we are being attacked and crushed from all sides, remind us of Your faithfulness to use everything for Your good and Your glory. Fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit this day. We choose to trust you today and to recognize the authority of who you are in our lives. Help us to keep our eyes on you, so that we can follow your promptings and respond to your call. Our times are in your hands. This Week’s Prayer World News This Week in Prayer – Christmas 2020. Through our own struggle and pain, help us to be your vessels to offer comfort and strength to others who are hurting. You know our hearts, Father. (Source: The Church of England) “Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention” is a sung prayer of intercession that aims to break down the distinction between the typical “us” and “them:” of such prayers. Also paul prayed for the Ephesian church ( see John 17:1-26, Ephesians 1:16-23). Forgive us for being too busy, or distracted by other things, for not fully recognizing what you freely given, what you have done for us. He recognized the role the church had to play not just in the civil rights campaign, but in the desperate need for the world to unite around the hope of Jesus. Candace Crabtree is just a broken mama thankful for grace and new mercies every morning. “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19). Help us to remember that you will never leave us – that you’re our Refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Lord, I pray that the Church of God may become one in unity with Christ and with each other, just as You Lord are in loving fellowship with the Father. We are to… Pray for the Church. Silent prayer. Fill us with your joy, your wisdom, and with constant reminders that Your Presence will go with us, and you will give us rest. It’s where we “let petitions and praises shape our worries into prayers, letting God know our concerns” (Phil. We ask that you would guard their coming and going, that you would be their refuge and their peace. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place." Increase our faith, Lord. We pray for every leader in our churches around the world – give them your wisdom and discernment as they lead. If God is near a church, it must pray. Protect your people as we carry the truth of Jesus into all the world. We are crying out to You, we are humbling ourselves before You and seeking Your face. We too can have victory, and we can walk strong in your peace. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.” Genesis 50:20. This Prayer . (Image taken prior to CDC’s guidelines to wear masks in public.) All rights reserved. Guide the leaders of all nations, that justice may prevail throughout the world. Pray for unity in the church. Jesus gave us the best example as He prayed for those who followed Him. We desire to become more and more like You, less selfish and more selfless, willing to deny ourselves in any and all situations. Christmas 2020. The Church Order of the Christian Reformed Church in North America bears witness to this tradition in Article 61: The public prayers in the worship service shall include adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and intercession for all Christendom and all men [women and children]. We know that this is only possible through the power of your Spirit, so we ask that you would move across our land in miraculous ways, with fresh filling and awareness, turning your people back to you, drawing others to come to know you. Morning Prayers Within our darkest night, Let your light shine. Have you interceded on behalf of issues taking place in your church or decisions that need to be made? To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,” (Ephesians 6:18). May we be encouragers and uplifters. “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18). We pray that their hearts would be directed first to you, that they would recognize where their true help and strength come from. Help us not to follow after the voice of the crowds, but to press in close to you to hear your whispers and seek after you alone. Amen. The Bible is filled with reminders of how important it is to pray for one another. We thank you that you are always with us; and give us great purpose and hope. You are Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides. We come together as a church body to seek You. World Vision staff in Bolivia pray to thank God for blessings and to ask for help facing new challenges. Lord, we know that without You and Your Holy Spirit indwelling each of us, we cannot do any of these things. The longer we walk with You, the more we look like You. Intercessory Prayer On her blog, she shares encouragement for weary women from God's Word along with resources for learning to pray the Scriptures.Â. Let not the needy be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor be taken away. 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