Sunday, April 5, 2015
"Lord Jesus, Who on the Evening of that First Sunday..." - 5 April 2015 PM
Lord Jesus, who on the evening of that first Sunday of your resurrection appeared to your disciples who had hunkered down behind locked doors out of fear, and said to them “Peace be with you,” showed them your hands and side, and sent them forth (John 20.19-21); meet with us this evening, fill us with your peace, and send us forth. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Mighty God, we remember those who find themselves struggling with specific hardships, fears, worries and perplexities…Comfort them in their grief; strengthen them in their weakness; deliver them in their distress; and raise them to new hope. O Lord, hear our prayer.
By Your great mercy, please keep safe and sound our U.S. Military personnel and support their families. Please also safeguard our country, and deliver us from this road to serfdom. Direct the hearts and minds of all the leaders of every nation to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before you in your ways of truth (Micah 6.8). And we pray for this region of Oklahoma, West Texas and New Mexico that you would be pleased to persist in giving to us the rain we seriously need. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Lord, we pray for your Church in all places, including Bible Methodist Church; Bible Missionary Church of Deer Creek; Faith Bible Church; Grace Bible Church; and Grace Covenant Church. Help us that by your Spirit and grace we may rouse ourselves to greater and greater faithfulness, that no matter what we may face, we will always walk in your ways. Take care of all our needs, providing for us bountifully from your generosity. Please turn the hearts of our enemies away from hate and maliciousness, and bring them into your fold. And give us daily grace to love our enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, that we may show ourselves to be sons of the Most High (Luke 6.27-30). O Lord, hear our prayer.
We plead for your sovereign grace to grip the hearts and minds of many, to the salvation of some and the restoration of others…. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Lord God, our redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, who teaches us to profit and leads us in the way we should go (Isaiah 48.17): please – even before we build up a full head of steam – bless, enrich, and cause to thrive our time in Carnegie (all of the preparations, traveling, servicing, teaching, and ministering). Guide us in our own outreach VBS, bringing lots of kids and adults, and preparing their hearts and minds to be very responsive to your Gospel. And may the Good News Festival – and our part in it – be beautiful, full and flourishing that you may be glorified through your Son and by your Spirit. O Lord, hear our prayer.