7 Days of Prayer: Monday

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Today I plan to begin seven posts under the theme of Seven Days of Prayer for Your Church. These are prayers I’ll be praying for my church and I encourage you to pray for your church as well. The theme for Monday is Mission.

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:18-20

Holy Father in Heaven, I begin my week with thanks and praise for your grace and mercy unto us all. Not a one of us in my church deserves the kindness of heaven that is demonstrated in the coming of Jesus to live on this earth. In spite of our weakness your love for us continues without wavering. We are in awe of the price that was paid for our salvation. We yield ourselves to you and to your heart for the lost people of the world … the mission of the church.

We desire, Father, to make disciples of all nations. We need your help to grow stronger in this task and we are convinced that the power of the Father, Son, and Spirit inhabit the efforts we make to win the world for you. You spared no effort with your eternal plan to save lost humanity, help us to spare no effort or expense to reach out to the community around us with the light of the gospel.

“…through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord…” ~Ephesians 3:10,11

We join you, Jesus, in your mission today. As we begin our week, open our eyes to the opportunities all around us. Connect us with seekers and give us wisdom and words to open up the doorways of the heart for you. I pray for this city to be immersed in thousands of baptisms … people coming to know of you … and to know you … and become a part of your Body.

I pray for this city to be a place that sends the gospel out throughout the world. Bless every missionary and mission work that Christians here are sending now …and help us to send more. We know this is in alignment with your purpose for the church. It is your purpose for all time.

“For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” ~Luke 19:10

Keep us aware in every step we make this week … in every person we pass … in every soul we contact. Fill us with your Holy Spirit anew  so that we can be in sync with your desires for the people we contact so that we may show them your love.

Thank you for saving us, now use us Lord to help others know your saving power.

By the name and authority of Jesus, Amen.

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