The Pastor Prayer in order to God Most Higher and Glorious
One key factor of our worship on Grace Fellowship Church is a pastoral plea, in which one of the parents prays for the cathedral and on behalf from the church. Every now and again I like to share among those prayers. This prayer was prayed final Sunday by Tristan, one of the elders.
O God, most higher and glorious, that planned to bring solution through Christ in order to unworthy sinners like us. We wonder that Christ Jesus so closely identifies and loves the particular church, that the chapel is called the body of Christ. Through your pet, you have united plus equipped people through diverse backgrounds to undertake your purpose. We all marvel that you make use of the imperfect church as a means and instrument to achieve your good reasons.
We can say that you are Almighty, so that you don’t need our help. Yet, we praise you designed for displaying your power through feeble people. Our finite and faulty minds find it difficult to comprehend your unlimited greatness. It’s correct your thoughts are not our thoughts, and your methods are not our methods. So certainly, we require your help to know you.
We praise you for graciously uncovering yourself to us in your Word and delivering your Holy Nature to empower all of us to understand with greater clarity your steadfast love. You have informed us through your Word that “blessed are who seek a person with their whole heart”. Help us to get this done today. Help every single Christian here in order to continuously seek to know you better. Once we do this, renew the minds with your Word. We want our minds to be filled with more of your Word plus less of the planet. That our minds would certainly more closely reflect yours. That we may not sin against you.
O God, we want our lives to reflect our new identity in Christ. We want our own lips to be a beacon of grace to others. We want to use our words in order to encourage and to build up others. We would like to use our voices to worship plus praise your Excellent name. We want to use our words to bless. We want the words to speak the truth.
We confess this week, some of us used our lips in order to lie, gossip, and slander. Some of us utilized your great title in vain. Some of us used words in order to communicate wrath and bitterness. Some of us used our words to get filthiness, foolish talk, and crude fooling. We acknowledge that these grievous sins do not reflect the new lifestyle we have in Christ. Please forgive us. Help us to put these sins far from us. O God, transform us simply by renewing our minds. We don’t want to use our lip area in the same way we did before we grew to become Christians. We want our own speech to be musical instruments of righteousness for your glory. O God, how much more would our church end up being marked by adore if every Christian here used their speech only in manners that brought fame to you! How much more would our chapel be united whenever we every Christian proved helpful hard by your grace to put bitter jealousy and selfish ambition far from them! Get this to so we pray.
As we think about our church, all of us thank you for blessing our own church with elders. Thank you for saving, equipping, and calling each elder to this function. Grant to every elder the spiritual wisdom needed to meet their duties. Offer to each elder joy in their work. Protect each older from the schemes from the enemy. And give to each elder grace to fight the great fight of faith. And bless this church with more faithful and qualified guys to serve in this particular role for your beauty.
We all also remember our dear sister [M], who has been in devastating pain for 4 weeks. O God, recover her back and decrease her pain. We know that you are near to your people. We pray that she would know your nearness plus comfort in this time. Call to her mind your Word that this wounderful woman has been storing in her heart over many years. We know that your grace is sufficient for the people in any season. So we pray that you simply would powerfully demonstrate your gracious energy in [M’s] circumstance and her home.
As we get ready to hear your Term preached, help us to focus and listen. O God, reprove us in the places we need to be reproved, rebuke us in the areas we need to be rebuked, and motivate us in the locations we need to be urged. Do this all for your glory.
In the name of Jesus, Amen