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Sunday, January 28, 2018

"With Those Who Have Conquered..." 28 January 2018


With all of those who conquered the beast and its image, and with our brothers and sisters world over, we lift our hearts with the song of Moses and the Lamb: “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed” (Revelation 15.3b-4).

O Lord God the Almighty, whose deeds are great and amazing: you have not only called to yourself men, women, girls and boys from every tribe, tongue, and town, but you have been faithful and called us into the fellowship of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1.9). We pray for all of your people on every continent, our own congregation, Greater Concord Missionary Baptist Church; Greater Fellowship Baptist; Greater Marshall Memorial Baptist and Greater Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. Bring us all to happily submit ourselves to your Scriptures as the final rule of faith and life, not just in our public pronouncements and ways of worship, but also in our day-in-and-day-out lives and relationships.

O Lord God the Almighty, whose ways are just and true: we implore you passionately to restore those who are traipsing off into dark tangles and traps, thinking themselves wiser than you….and return them into your fold; we humbly and judiciously pray you to turn around and set right those who have succumbed to Unitarian and Progressivist heterodoxies…; and to lay bare the disgrace and degradation of all who hide their immoralities and injustices behind the name of Christ to victimize the vulnerable and bilk the believers! Kindly, but strongly, bring them to confess their evils, to turn away from them, and to be saved before it’s too late.

O Lord God the Almighty, who alone is holy: we acknowledge that our days are in your hands, and our seasons and successes are under your supervision. We beg you to benevolently care for those who are sick, recovering from surgery, and having babies, ….

O Lord God the Almighty, who is King of the nations, who deserves to be feared and glorified: hasten the day when All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. We intercede for all countries, including the U.S.A., Ghana, Greece, Grenada and Guatemala. We pray for peace, but not peace with evil or peace with wickedness! We pray for righteous, wholesome peace; peace that reflects your own Shalom. Economic peace; judicial peace; international peace; and tribal peace. We pray for prosperity, but not evil prosperity or wicked prosperity. We pray for righteous, wholesome prosperity for entire regions and people groups; prosperous education; prosperous infrastructures; prosperous medical care; and prosperous family life. Also, Lord, we pray for a fitting portion of rains and showers for this region. 

O Lord God the Almighty, we pray! And we pray in union with Christ our Lord. Thank you for hearing us. Amen.

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