Sunday, May 17, 2015
"O God, our God, how excellent are your counsels" - 17 May 2015 PM
O God, our God, how excellent are your counsels; and faithful are you in all your actions. We pray for your church throughout the nations that you would lead them in their decisions, direct them in their actions, and prosper them in their ambitions that they are undertaking in line with your will. Please give patient endurance to our brothers and sisters who are being hounded and harmed for the faith; deliver them from the slanderous tongues of their prosecutors and from the smashing hands of their abusers. And may they stand tall and unflinching in the strength and might of Jesus your Son, the faithful martyr. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We call upon you to be with these churches; Community Christian Church; Crossroads Church; Crown Heights Christian; Draper Park Christian; Edmond Christian; and Forest Hill Christian Church; may they experience your grace in such powerful ways that they might cast off all self-generated certainties and boast only of you; and that they may enjoy your refreshing restoration as they are drawn closer to you through your Son. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Please help this congregation as we seek to be faithful; especially as we gear up for our work in Carnegie. Continue to provide all the monies, mental agility and manpower, and grant that your work will prosper in our hands. Also, be pleased to aid us in promoting your honor and intensify our love for one another. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We remember before you those who need to repent of their sins and embrace your Son in genuine faith…. Have mercy and save them. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Lord God, prosper our country, which we love so much, but do not prosper that which is evil or unjust. Strengthen all that is good and wholesome, but weaken and defeat what is dark and destructive. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We ask you to lead the nations of the world toward the things that make for real peace, and will allow for the peaceful progress of your Gospel throughout the lands. We continue to ask you to care for those suffering in Nepal, and bless with your compassion and protection the aid efforts going on there. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Finally, give renovated anticipations, refurbished aspirations and restored fitness – body, mind, heart and soul – to those who find they are in extreme distresses or exhausting difficulties…. O Lord, hear our prayer.