KINGDOM PRAYERS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2024
FMC PRAYER: Lord, we lift up our worship and tech teams to you this week. Thank you for their commitment to hone their gifts and talents as they magnify Your name each and every week. Please continue to appoint people to this position who understand the splendor of Your holiness and praise You out of that understanding. It’s all about You Lord, and not about us – as our voices unite in praise, may we be encouraged, strengthened, and humbled to be a part of Your amazing Kingdom.
SUNDAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 Peter 5:1-5
FMC ENDSTATE: Throughout the Tri-State Region & Beyond…the commandments of God are obeyed…Lord, we are able to love for one reason – because You first loved us. You put that love on display through Your One and Only Son when He chose obedience to You over self gratification…and He said these words about what the greatest commandment is in the law,
“You shall love the Lord your God with ALL YOUR HEART and with ALL YOUR SOUL and with ALL YOUR MIND. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” – Jesus (Matthew 22:36-38)
May those words and example be forever burned on our hearts and minds when we want to choose self over Your commands.
INVISIBLE CHURCH: Lord, equip us for our mission on this earth. As we have learned through the study of Ephesians, we are not saved by our good works, but for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). Focus our hearts on the mission You have for us – to share the gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18–20). Remind us how our marriages, family lives, work, and hobbies can be avenues to adorn the gospel through our proclamation and Christ-exalting lifestyles. Use our time as your gathered body to build us up and send us out for ministering Your gospel, in the power of Your Spirit, to this broken world.
STUDENTS: GROWTH – Heavenly Father, may the Holy Spirit set a fire in the hearts of our students and adult leaders this coming year! Fill them with a sense of purpose and adventure. Guide, protect, sanctify, and unite them so that a whole new generation of youth may rise up in Jesus’ name…all for Your glory.
SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 4:12 “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”