Father, in Isaiah 55 you say that just as the rain waters the earth and causes seed to sprout and grow and bear fruit, so shall be Your Word that goes forth. Lord, cause Your Word preached and taught at Oak Mountain to bear fruit in our hearts. As Jesus talked about the various kinds of soil, may the hearts of the people at OMPC be the kind of soil where the seed of the Word is sown and the Word bears fruit, 30, 60, and even 100 fold! Father we pray that as the Word is preached, our hearts would be tender and soft and responsive. Help us to avoid being a people who honor You with our lips while our hearts remain far from You.
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” - I Timothy 2:1
Heavenly Father, we praise you for the wonderful church You raised up at OMPC. We ask that You bless and protect those in leadership over us. We pray that You will bless their families, protect them from sin, give them wisdom and allow them to lead us in a “tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity”. We pray for our pastors, elders, deacons, church staff and their families. We lift up the ministries of our church beginning with the unborn through the aged and ask that You will establish each age and phase of life in Your wonderful grace.
We pray that our worship, both corporate and individual would bring us to a deeper understanding of your grace and mercy in our lives. We pray for your transforming power in our hearts as we seek your face through prayer, music and scripture.
Father, Son & Holy Spirit, you are the original community. You have always existed in relationship and you’ve created us to long for and need community. We pray that our Life Groups would be a place where people experience community that is grounded in the gospel, a place that provides safety where people can be seen and known, and a place that supports and encourages people to more fully reflect Christ as they walk through life together.
A prayer for the OMPC woman: She would be devoted to the Word, worship, the church, discipleship, and prayer. She would care for her covenant family, the church, for the glory of God and excel in her gifts for the building up of the church and the Kingdom. She would consider the poor (financially, emotionally, or spiritually) and care for her children and husband (if she has them), her family and friends with wisdom, love and grace. She would recognize that she is a child of God and understand the gospel of grace—her forgiveness, her righteousness in Christ, and her power in the Holy Spirit. She would be fearless and brave, humble and strong. She would encourage the weak and fainthearted and pray for the faithless and reprobate. She would live in community with other wise, faithful believers—attending church regularly and serving one another in love. She would be growing in sanctification, grace and truth and in the knowledge of the Lord, and she’d be aware that every gift of righteousness is from God and not of herself. She’d be growing in self-forgetfulness. She would love life and be grateful for all of God’s good gifts. She would bear much fruit.
God we pray that you would call our children to a saving, growing relationship with you. As children hear the truth from your Word, may it impact their life and lead to true heart transformation through your grace. We know that only by your power can these hearts be turned towards you, so we ask that you would send your Holy Spirit to call these little ones to yourself and that no one would hinder them.
"Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.' And he laid his hands on them and went away." - Matthew 19:13-15
Heavenly Father you are the giver of life. You created us in your own image. Would you help our students understand that you give them value and worth as beings created in your image. May they find peace and comfort from a world that would tell them that their worth is only found in the latest fads or materialism. Even though their image of you has been shattered by sin allow them to see your desire to heal them and make them whole again through a personal relationship with your Son Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father: Sanctify us in the truth; Your word is truth—John 17:17. Amen.
OMPC Members on Mission – “O Sovereign Lord, in the same way that you sent out Barnabas & Saul from their local church with prayer and fasting (Acts 13:1-3), we lift up those whom you have raised up and sent out from Oak Mountain. We pray for “a wide door for effective work" (I Cor 16:8) and that you would sustain each one of them by your grace (Phil 1:9-11).
Posted: 8.26.2017 in Church Wide Share: