KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Lord, this week we lift up our senior members at FMC and ask that Your Spirit move mightily within their hearts, souls, minds, and strength this week. May they continue to seek Your wisdom and reflect Your joy as they patiently interact and instruct those they encounter. We thank You for the wisdom and knowledge they’ve attained through Your revelation and humbly ask for ears to hear Your Truth through the stories we hear about Your faithfulness. May we never live in the past but always be looking forward to Your Kingdom’s reign in our lives until we see You face-to-face.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:28 “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.”
FMC TEAM VALUES: Value 6 – Build the bench. To reach the Tri-State Region & Beyond, we must be committed to reproducing ourselves exponentially. We must constantly strive to lead more and do less. None of us are the Lone Ranger. Instead, we’re looking to build a team of people to serve alongside us, so we can multiply our skills and expertise. Similarly, we must be able to scale our processes and systems so that we can accommodate the growing body of Christ who are called to serve: we must build redundancy into our capability so that there is no single point of failure on the team.
INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, may our love greatly adorn the gospel.
Father, Your Son said that the love we have for our brothers and sisters will proclaim to the world that we are Your disciples (John 13:34–35). Please deepen our love for one another and make us eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-3). Help us care for all, not showing favoritism.
May love compel us to strengthen the weak, bind up the injured, and serve patiently as we remember our service to others is service to You (Matthew 25:31–46). Help us model Your unfathomable love for us in our honoring of one another, and so prove to the watching world that Christ has risen and reigns.
PILLAR: Pillar 10: Grateful Hearts (thankful/merciful/charitable/generous) Part of this pillar is acknowledging that our time, talents, and treasures don’t belong to us; all go back in the box at the end of the game. Pray that you/we would use our gifts accordingly.
PRACTICE: Our first response of gratitude is prayer, and the daily discipline of prayer – both individually and together – should mark the Christian life. The life of prayer includes praise to God for His nature and works, sincere confession of our sin, and intercession for the needs of those we know and for the needs of the world.
Practice: tell God what you are thankful for each day.