KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Lord, equip us for our mission on earth. We are not saved by our good works, but FOR good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). Focus our hearts on the mission you have for us to share the gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. Remind us how our marriages, family lives, work, and hobbies can be avenues to adorn the gospel through our words, actions, and Christ-exalting lifestyles. Use the time we have as your gathered body to build us up and send us out for ministering your gospel, in the power of your Spirit, to our broken world.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:14-16 “so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
FMC TEAM VALUES: Value 7 – Laugh Out Loud: Laugh out loud! Have fun. As we work, have fun. As we serve, have fun. We want to be a team that laughs together. This is something that we must be intentional about. Fun must be not only allowed for but planned for. During meetings, we want laughter to be commonplace. We want to be the kind of team that laughs frequently during meetings, a team that isn’t always serious and sour, a team that dances at each other’s weddings. This is one of the most important values.
OUTREACH: For technological advances: We want to be a church that doesn’t conform to the culture around us, but rather, uses everything we possibly can to reach those in our communities as effectively as we can! Pray that we know how best to do that; pray that we know how best to come alongside those for whom technology is a challenge or frustration; pray that every heart would be softened to change when it is meant to make us more effective in obeying the Great Commission here in the Tri-State region and beyond! Pray that any technology we use never distracts, but only makes it easier and easier for us to proclaim the Gospel!
PILLAR: Pillar 1: Teach Truth (teacher/preacher/educator) FMC promotes a compelling, fresh, expansive, & innovative curriculum spanning ages, spiritual maturity, & traditions.
PRACTICE: Pray for the hearts and minds of your brothers and sisters who are called to preach. Pray for strength and wisdom to navigate their direction in God’s Word and that they would be protected for the evil one as they walk in the path of Truth.