KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Pray for the recognition that you are not elect for your own benefit. God gathers His covenant community to be an instrument of His saving purpose. Through His work, the Holy Spirit grants us faith and enables holiness, so that we may be witnesses of God’s gracious presence to those who are lost. Christ sends us into the world to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that Christ has commanded us. We are now in service to God’s plan for the fullness of time: uniting all things in heaven and earth to Himself. To this end, we preach Christ, calling all persons to repent and believe the gospel.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:4-6 “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
FMC TEAM VALUES: Desired Endstate: Throughout the Tri-State Region & Beyond… the Glory of God is honored, intimacy with Jesus is treasured, the Holy Spirit’s fruit ripens in believers’ lives, the holiness of God is revered, the goodness of God is relished, the truth of God is pursued, the faithfulness of God is trusted, the promises of God are believed, the grace of God is cherished, the wrath of God is feared, the commandments of God are obeyed, humility abounds, the lost are found, repentance and gratitude flow, praise and prayer erupt, lives and communities are transformed, love and joy fill hearts, freedom and forgiveness overwhelm, barriers are broken down, the hungry are fed, marriages are restored, families are reunited, and prodigals come home!
OUTREACH: Student ministry (babies through 18) Pray that over the next 3 to 5 years, God grows a united student ministry all across Beaver County. Pray that churches would unite around the Kingdom and a mutual desire to see the next generations reached for Christ. Pray that God would raise up adults who have a love for students of all ages and a desire to be poured out for the Gospel on their behalf. Pray that God would raise up Christ-following students who will love their fellow class- and teammates, who will pray for them and share God’s Word and love with them.
PILLAR: Pillar 7. Make Disciples (disciple-maker/mentor/developer) FMC development focuses as much on being and doing as it does on structured content delivery.
APPLICATION: Practice: Volunteer in children’s ministry, student ministry, or meet with someone who might need a friend and simply ask questions and let them talk this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit lead and guide your conversation to the glory of God.