KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2023
FMC PRAYER: Lord, we give you the glory and honor for all that you are doing in our lives each and every day, even in the times we can’t see it or understand what you’re doing. Lord use us, day in and day out, to make a difference in this world, for Your glory and purposes. May we truly reflect your peace and hope to a world that so desperately needs your healing.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: Rms 12:1-2 “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
FMC TEAM VALUES: Value 1 – Kneel before we run: This value is listed first intentionally. Everything we do must begin from a place of desperation for and dependence on God. We have a race to run, but we must kneel in submission and devotion to God before we begin. Often ministry can become a distraction from our personal walk with the Lord. Soon we’ve sacrificed intimacy for productivity. Instead, our number one priority is to begin everything with prayer and submission flowing from a genuine heart for God.
OUTREACH: That Christ-centered relationships would flourish in the church: “Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.” Romans 12:9-10
Pray, church, that we would be uncompromising in our commitment to love one another as Christ has loved us; that we would speak the truth in love to one another; that we would forgive quickly and completely; that we would guard our hearts and the words that come out of our mouths; that we would seek one another’s good before our own; that we would be people of abundant grace; that we would generously and selflessly serve one another – for our great good and God’s great glory.
PILLAR: Pillar 11: Build Each Other Up in Christ (exhort/affirm/encourage/peacemaker) Pray that our friendships would be strengthened with the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit – as we stand beside one another, no matter what is going on.
APPLICATION: Practice: Think of ONE person in your life that needs encouragement. Pray for them every day this week – and when you feel led to do so – find a way to be an encouragement to them.