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Sunday, August 16, 2015

"We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty" - 16 August 2015 A.M.


We give you thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because you have taken your great power and reigned (Revelation 11.17).

We ask you to over-rule the atrocious savagery running rampant in many nations, as well as to countermand the legitimizing of slavery and oppression, along with the harassment of your Church. May all nations come to bow the knee to the Lord Jesus, and peace and prosperity prevail in all places.

Give your aid and strength to all those in the U.S. Armed Forces; to our peace officers; firefighters, and first responders; may they serve dutifully, bravely and honorably; and may their leaders be people of integrity and nobility, leaders who will protect them from injustice, and promote their safety and wellbeing.

Yahweh Rapha, LORD our healer, we ask you to give the doctors, PAs and nurses in this area your wisdom, skill and welfare as they help others. Thank you for the ones who have helped several of our people here; and guide those medical professionals who are presently treating our people now.

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need: We humbly beseech you to behold, visit and relieve …. Look upon them with the eyes of your mercy; comfort them with a sense of your goodness; preserve them from the temptations of the enemy; and give them patience under their affliction. In your good time, restore them to health, and enable them to lead the residue of their life in godliness, and to your glory.

Almighty and everlasting God, the source of all life and joy, who, by the glad sound of the Gospel, has called us to have part in your Kingdom and glory; for the people of this congregation we ask, shine powerfully into our hearts by your Word and Spirit, and draw us with the constraining, compelling cords of faith, hope and love; and help us to give all diligence to make our call and election sure through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior (2 Peter 1.10).

Thank you for bringing Hunter Quinn, Shane Hatfield, Justin Westmoreland, Mark Berry and Dan Young our way, over this past three weeks. We earnestly ask you to provide all of the financial help that they need, as well as qualified co-workers, open doors, and robust results for all of their labors. And please, Lord, raise up more laborers to go into the harvest – even from our own numbers!

Almighty God, we pray for your Church worldwide, including Crown Heights Nazarene Church; 1st Church of the Nazarene-Edmond; Jerrigan Memorial Church of the Nazarene; Korean Nazarene Church; and Lakeview Park Nazarene Church; Grant then the grace fearlessly to live in peace with all men, and holiness without which no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12.14). May your Word run swiftly and be glorified, and your people be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men (2 Thessalonians 3.1-2).

Finally, show your kindness and deploy your saving love to those who have never turned to Christ, and those who have slipped and slidden away …. 

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