Prayer For September
"May you be richly blessed as we draw near to Our Father in prayer. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."- 2 Cor. 13:14
Let the whole church pray together in one accord, for when the disciples did, they turned the world upside down for the Gospel of Christ."- Acts 13:1-4. You have been invited to pray with your brothers and sisters.
PASTOR JOHN, MAUREEN, CHURCH LEADERS
"Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding."- Jer. 3:15
Dear Lord, We are thankful for the shepherds You have placed over us. We are thankful that they love and faithfully watch over their flock. We pray that we might bring a blessing to our shepherds, as we are grateful for all the times they have rescued us, counseled us, befriended us, and unconditionally loved us. We are blessed by their preaching and teaching. Please Lord, bless our shepherds with joy and peace on their journey. We are blessed to know that they find refuge in You and that they lead us on the right path. May our shepherds know that they are loved and appreciated by "their sheep."
"If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." -2 Chronicles 7:14
From Is. 61:1-3; Acts 2; Zech 4:6; Ps. 80; Joel 2:28-32:
Dear Lord, we are dry and thirsty for more of You. We are tired of the sin and immorality of our society. We are tired of hearing Your Name taken in vain. We are tired of all the hate and blame. We are so sorry for all the preborn babies who have died by abortion and that your marriage covenant has been mocked. We are sorry that evil is now called good, and good is now called evil. We are sorry for our silence when we have not spoken up for You and Your Word. We are sorry for all the sin and darkness that we live with everyday.
Dear Lord, we ask that you forgive us these sins and all of our sins. Give us a heart for those who are lost, especially our loved ones who do not know You. May we be a light in the darkness and a voice for peace and love. Give us a hunger to reach out to those who are perishing and not to be ashamed of who we are in Christ. Help us to spread the Gospel to a lost world. Bring us all to repentance and salvation through Your precious sacrifice at the cross. Lord, empower us by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
From Rom. 12:13; 1 Tim 5:10; 1 Peter 4:9; 3 John 8
Dear Lord, we ask that You would encourage us to open up our hearts and homes to our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as, to the stranger. May we be known for our good deeds, such as lovingly ministering to children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble, and devoting ourselves to all kinds of good deeds. Help us not to grumble, but to do these things as unto You. Help us to lovingly share what we have with others- our homes, food, money, time, and knowledge of Jesus Christ. May we be a sweet aroma of Jesus, so that others are drawn to Him. May our homes be places that are dedicated to Christ, where Bible studies and discussions take place, where holiness and peace abound. Let people feel welcome.
Now, " May Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God Our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." - 2 Thess. 2:16-17