Psalm 115:1 Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
A thousand years ago, the Knights Templar went into battle singing this psalm. How realistic is it to believe that we can do everything for God’s glory? Where has God been faithful and shown His love in your life this week?
Mark 10:47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
How hungry are we for more Jesus in our lives? Are we willing to shout and be heard as we ask for more of Him in our lives? Let us pray for a willingness to be considered fools in our world as we cry out to heaven.
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
God often shows His presence and power through the lives of believers. Have you seen God moving in lives this week? Has He revealed Himself through miracles, signs and wonders that you have witnessed? Whom can we tell of His goodness and His glory by testifying to what He has done in our lives?
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
These are the first verses that I memorized when I was saved. God promises us so much if we will just rely on Him. Are you allowing God to have control of your life? Are you seeing Him at work in and around you or are you taking the reins and asking God to bless your efforts? Let us pray for Him to help us to trust, to submit, to fear and to honor. Let us pray for God to take control of us.
Jude 1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Jude delivers such a wonderful blessing in his greeting. Are you called? Are you loved in God the Father? Are you kept for Jesus Christ? Let us pray that we can shed the influences of this world in which we live and walk in the eternal realities of who we are in Christ. Let us ask the Father to reveal to us who we are in His eyes. Let us pray for the strength to be who He has created us to be.
Malachi 4:2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
Let us pray for reverence. Let us pray that God will use us to be instruments of His healing in our families in this congregation and in our world. Let us pray for those with immediate needs.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
Let us pray for those who are mourning the recent loss of family, the Westerfield, the Winter and the French families. Let us pray for those who still feel the absence of a loved one no matter how long that they have been gone.
Malachi 1:14b For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.
Let us pray for God’s fame and renown to go forth in power and might. Let us pray for our nation and all nations to recognize His greatness and His glory.
Galatians 3:8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”
Let us pray for God to use us to make His name famous.
Let us pray for our Sunday services
Let us pray for the Love the Rock event on October 21st.