Prayer for Mission
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Ps. 103:1-5)
This is my specific prayer when I come to Psalm 103:
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel
I don’t want to sit back seeing what God did. I want to see what God IS doing. I want to know his ways, not just his actions.
What God IS doing is calling his Church to prayer. The question is this: will we respond?
These past few weeks we have prayed for a missionary friend, a pastor friend, some teens in our church and attached to our church… and now another minister in our District who was in a serious motorcycle accident last night.
There is also the deeply urgent prayers needed for Nigeria. You’ve probably heard about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. 300 girls stolen out of a town in Nigeria and promised to be sold by Boko Haram. Now, more bombings in towns and almost 150 dead in just the past two days.
These are days for prayer. The Lord IS calling his Church back to prayer. May we heed that call.