KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Father, this week we ask for conviction! May Your Spirit, and Your Spirit alone, set our hearts on fire so that we might repent and turn our eyes and feet back to that well lighted path. Holy Spirit, show us any way in which we are grieving, quenching or resisting You. Humbly keep us in step with Your plan and reign in us so that we experience Your freedom. Lead us through the promise of that amazing moment when we get to see You face-to-face.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 5:3-6
FMC VALUE: 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, protect us from evil men and evil ideas. Since the beginning, the enemy of our souls seeks to destroy Your glorious purposes for the world and Your people. We pray for Your protection against all powers and principalities seeking to sow division, anger, envy, greed, and lust among Your people. Keep evil men with destructive intent and unsound doctrines far from us. Expose our culture’s ugly lies and the lies we want to believe by setting our hearts on Truth that leads to love, a good conscience, and sincere faith (1 Timothy 1:5).
PILLAR: Pillar 9: Serve Others (helper/service/healing) Pray that we, as members of Four Mile Church, would always be found in a humble state for a spontaneous response to an unanticipated need – may our actions never glorify us but instead reflect the character of Christ within us.
PRACTICE: Contact one person each day (from the contact list on your phone) and ask them how they are doing.