KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 15, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Lord, we lift up our pastor to You. Thank You for his servant’s heart. Keep him from losing heart when ministry gets tough. Help him prove faithful with the things you have entrusted to him. Teach him Your ways so that he knows You and finds favor with You as He leads us. Keep him open and honest before You and help him to represent the truth plainly.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:20-24 “But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”
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.
INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, reveal to me the wonders of your Word. Father, as you spoke the world into existence, please continue to speak new life into your children. Give us knowledge as we look to the glory of your Son on display. Give us grace to receive your Word and rejoice in it. And convict us of our sin so that we might hate it as much as You do! May the weak be strengthened, the strong be humbled, and the Church continually built up!
PILLAR: Pillar 5. Lead Others (leader/shepherd/servant) Pray that our leaders will continuously pursue the development of their faith and that God would reveal true and honest hearts interested in furthering His kingdom through discipleship and mentoring.
MEDITATE: “But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.” Luke 22:26