KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 22, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Father, this week we lift up our elders to You. Thank You for placing Brian, Sherri, Josh, Steve, Garrett, and Jack as the elders of FMC. Help us respect and honor their decisions as they lead this local body closer and closer in relationship to You. May they wholeheartedly give their attention to prayer and the ministry of Your Word in their every day ordinary lives. Keep them above reproach, devoted to their families, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable and able to teach. May they be gentle and honest as they lead Your people in word and deed.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:17-24 “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 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 3 – Stretch it Out: We want our team to be agile and athletic, quickly and effectively responding to the unexpected and spontaneous. In fact, we want to move beyond being OK with change and eventually be able to leverage change as a tool that helps us accomplish our mission. Along with this speed and flexibility, it’s important for us to embrace candid feedback and evaluation so we can be even more effective the next time around.
INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, help me worship you with an undistracted heart. Heavenly Father, this morning, and every morning – is all about You. Help me worship You with an undistracted heart. You know how my mind wanders to my upcoming week, present worries, and thoughts of others and other things. Help me throw those worries aside and focus on You and Your glory. May Your Spirit cause my heart, soul, mind, and strength to exalt Your Holy Name in my singing, listening to Your Word, and interacting with Your people today and every day hereafter.
PILLAR: Pillar 6. Reach the Lost (evangelist/bringer) Pray that FMC intentionally chooses greeters with this talent – to greet new people & walk alongside them, encourage them, and genuinely engage in conversation that promotes friendship and unity in Christ.
MEDITATE: Acts 20:24 “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”