…And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? ~1 John 5:4,5
God, we trust you. Help us to trust you more. We believe you. Help us to believe you more. You are trustworthy, faithful, relentless in your pursuit of our hearts. You have demonstrated from ancient times your great love for all of us. Your love is beyond our thoughts and imagination. Your power is greater than we can conceive. Your presence is near, your omnipresence fills the universe.
So, Father, when we stumble in our faith … we know it is not a lack on your part, but our own. It is our failure to understand the expanse of your vast love. Like Peter when he fell into the waters, we are often distracted by the storms around us. Help us to reach out to your arms of safety and love for rescue.
To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. ~2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
Lord make us worthy of the call you have given to your church. Give us the resolve to reach out toward every work of faith that will glorify the name of the Lord Jesus. I pray that our church will be a place where faith lives in mighty ways through your energy within us.
Open our eyes to the hurting that we may bring healing.
Open our eyes to the rejected that we may bring acceptance.
Open our eyes to the brokenhearted that we may bring love.
Open our eyes to the helpless that we may serve in Your name.
Open our eyes to the seekers, that we may help them find You.
And for anything that stands in our way, we ask God that you remove all barriers. Tear down the strongholds our enemy has constructed in our hearts over the years. We pray Lord that you would take captive everything that covers our vision and keeps us from seeing You.
With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.~Ephesians 6:16
God, we trust you. Help us to trust you more. We believe you. Help us to believe you more. Build up our faith individually, but help our church function in faith … seeing a future without boundaries … leaving behind everything that would hinder us from making your name famous in this community and in this world.
May it ever be, Amen.
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