This is my third attempt to write a prayer that helps our church to go forward with the Lord.
We are sorely tied to the anchor of the past, with little desire for change. Even if that means the death of this body of believers .
Lord, hear my prayer.
Father God I desire that we, your people, might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That we might walk worthy of You, unto all that is pleasing, that we might be fruitful in every good work, and increase in our knowledge of You;
Strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Lord, that Your joy, would be our strength, Your peace, our constant companion, Your love our motivation.
Help us Lord to be perfect, to be of good comfort, to be of one mind, to live in peace; so then, we will know, the God of love, and peace is with us.
Lord, we ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Forgive us Lord, I pray.
Lord, we pray, that Your word, may have free course, and be glorified, in us, freeing us from our carnal self, to help us to love and care for one another.
We thank you Lord, for opening the doors of our hearts, that we would welcome and accept, new members, new ideas, and new ways to worship You.
Lord, that we might experience a mighty move of Your love and grace.
We thank you Jesus, for the Holy Spirit, who guides, directs, comforts, teaches and leads to Your truth.
Help us to see, consider, understand and believe Your Word.