Lord, cause Your people to fall more in love with You. We confess that we have so often turned relationship into religion. We confess that we have turned to contemporary idols of politics or power or control or money and possessions, thinking that in them we will find fulfillment, security and meaning. Father, we confess that we’ve turned Christianity into a self-reformation movement instead of a supernatural, life-changing, love relationship with You, the Living God. Father, we confess that we so rarely look at You as a Good, Good, Father…and we so rarely see ourselves as Your beloved children. To use the language You utilize in Hosea, we so rarely see You as a Pursuing, Loving Husband and ourselves as Your Beloved Bride. We long for intimacy with You, Lord. Warm our hearts. Set us on fire with new passion in our hearts for Jesus. Fill us with the flame of the Spirit.
Day 6 – Prayer of Intercession
“…far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you.” - I Samuel 12:23
Heavenly Father, please teach me to pray for others. Give me a burden to pray for our leaders in every area of our lives. Our leaders in government, our leaders in the church, our leaders at work, school and at play. Heavenly Father, teach me to pray for my family, for fellow believers, for those that are suffering, for those in sin and for those who need mercy. May the prayer of Paul become my prayer when he said, “Lord, Father, in the name of Jesus, would you give to them a spirit of revelation. I pray that you open their eyes that they might know what is the hope of your calling, the joy of being a Christian, and to know what is your inheritance and the greatness of your power that is working in them.”
Sovereign Creator: We see clearly that evil is within our world when we witness violent crimes, terrorism, and cruel persecutions of Christians and others that senselessly occur. We pray for the victims that you will bring forth Your love, grace, and mercy upon them to bless and protect them. Through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
We pray for our local church plants. We ask that you would cause the ministry of the Gospel of Grace to flourish through Christ Community/Phil Chambers in Helena, Bluff Park Community/Jason Tucker, Urban Hope/Alton & Sandra Hardy, and Parkside/Gary Purdy.
Holy Spirit, further enlighten us to the truths behind the texts that we read and sing through corporate and individual worship, Scripture reading, and devotional time. Would You equip us to have a deeper understanding of Your mighty power in our everyday lives. Would You give us savvy, compassion, and understanding as we interact on a daily basis with those in our spheres of influence, and lead us; teach us that our everyday lives and everyday acts are services of worship. Would You impress on our souls moments during the mundane that fuel our desire for Your leading in our lives.
Father, we are grateful for the impact that Westminster has in the lives of so many families and children. We pray for the teachers and staff that they would model a grace filled life to these children that they might grow and mature to become men and women who embrace and live out their faith wherever you call them in the world.
Father, you always have open arms. Give us open arms. We pray that our Adult Discipleship classes, Life Groups and other small groups would welcome those who are new to OMPC. Keep us from becoming comfortable with one another, content with the relationships we have, and give us hearts that would embrace those who are looking for friends, those who need a place to belong. May OMPC become known as a church where people can easily find a home.
Lord bathe our hearts in compassion so that that the outflow of it would be a blessing to them. Remind us of how you pursue wandering hearts, of how you gladly and generously forgive, of how you laid down your life to serve others. Our hearts are not naturally like yours. Our hearts tend to seek our own will, way, and comfort, but your Holy Spirit, in us, has given us a desire to be like you. And you promise to give us the desires of our hearts. So Lord, help us to love others, with joy, as a love offering to you. Help us to rise above the fray, walk in integrity, and go the extra mile, in your Name. Help us to point weary souls to you.
Lord we pray that you would teach our children the majesty of your grace. Father, we want our children to understand that this life is not about being the smartest student, the most athletic player or the most well behaved child. This life is about surrender. It’s is about understanding and believing in the power of the Holy Spirit and his work in our lives. God impress upon our children’s heart their need for grace and the daily reminder that they are lost without it.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is bnot your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9
Heavenly Father you are the only one that is faithful to forgive us of our sins. Grant to our students an understanding of your forgiveness that will free them from guilt and shame. May they see how Jesus took responsibility for their sins so that they may know your forgiveness. Cause them to see sin as you do and how harmful sin can be to their relationship with you and others. Bring them to repentance about their sins and renewed faith as you show them their sins. Give them a heart that desires to love you because of your love for them and your desire to forgive them. Then may they forgive others as they have been forgiven.
Posted: 8.30.2017 in Church Wide Share: