KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Lord, we lift up our deacons to You. May they walk out their faith with sincere and humble hearts. Keep them from indulgence and greed and bless their relationships as they love and serve Your local body. Help them hold tight to the Truth of the gospel and fill them with Your Spirit so that they may operate in wisdom as they carry out their responsibilities.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”
FMC TEAM VALUES: Value 4 – Embrace the Hill: Runners often dread hills along their route and most view them as a place to slow down. But a healthy, well-trained runner sees the hill as an opportunity to pass people and actually take ground. We want our team to function in this way. We should expect all kinds of challenges and opposition as we strive to accomplish our God-given vision. When those times come, we will choose to have a joyful mindset that is motivated by challenge rather than dismayed by it.
INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, deepen my faith and joy in the glories of your gospel. Father, you know the multitude of sins I have committed in my life and even this past week. Help me hate my sin more and grow in grace as I contemplate what Christ has done to forgive me and free me from sin’s death grip. Open the eyes of my heart to see the glorious hope we have in Christ, your love for all of the saints, and your power at work in us who believe (Ephesians 1:18-21). Cause my heart to burn within me as we celebrate the gospel in song, learn and apply the gospel through the preached Word, and see the gospel in baptism and communion.
PILLAR: Pillar 8. Make Godly Decisions (wisdom/knowledge/discernment/counselor/advisor) Pray that those who attend FMC would wholeheartedly live out and profess that God is the source of our strength, the substance of our work, and the object of our endeavors in all that we do.
MEDITATE: Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”