KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2023
FMC PRAYER: As you pray this week, may joy fill your heart as you remember why prayer is so important. Jesus taught us how to pray in Matt.6:9-13. The Lord’s Prayer reminds us that we pray to glorify our heavenly Father. We pray to unify our hearts with God’s kingdom vision for the world and to align ourselves with His will. We pray for provision, pardon, and protection from the evil that comes from both inside and outside of us.
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: Value 2 – Sharpen the Axe: Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” Achieving our vision is a massive undertaking, and to see it realized, we must become effective tools for God’s Kingdom. We must maintain our health and wellness spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and relationally. We must also constantly be learning and growing to increase our effectiveness over time.
OUTREACH: That we would be a church who worships in spirit and truth: “A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:23-24” Pray that we would recognize that our God is the God of every square inch – that we would recognize that every facet of our lives is meant to be an act of sacrificial worship and praise unto God.
PILLAR: Pillar 9: Serve Others (helper/service/healing) Pray that we, as members of Four Mile Church, would always be found in a humble state for a spontaneous response to an unanticipated need – may our actions never glorify us but instead reflect the character of Christ within us.
APPLICATION: Practice: Prayerfully consider who God wants you to be in a caravan with this week and make those asks. Ash Wednesday is coming up (it’s actually next week!), which means we will be starting our Lent pilgrimage together. If you have no idea what this means – check out the Lent page on the website and start forming your group!