Congregational and Pastoral Prayer - 27 July 2014 PM
O LORD you are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. You are good to all, and your mercy is over all that you have made (Ps. 145.8-9).
Mighty God our Father, we implore You to protect, guide and comfort your Church worldwide – especially in Iraq and other hot and hostile places. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We beseech you on behalf of this congregation; as well as Central Baptist Church; Central Hillcrest Baptist; Cherokee Hills Baptist; Christ Deliverance Missionary Baptist: along with our denomination’s chaplains; Mike Curtis; Paul Hur; John Kenyon; Matt Oliver; James Cochell; Wylly Collins; Bill Johnson; Brent Easton; Mark Won; and Jason Strong; that our hearts may be encouraged – especially where they have been cast down; your people would be knit together in love, that we all together would reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of your mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2.2-3). We pray these things chiefly as we find ourselves increasingly facing the kingdom-resistors. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Thank you for adding to our numbers such as are being saved, please continue to do this as you see fit, in your good timing and in ways that are relevant for us. We pray for those who have never been converted, or who have strayed away….Give them to your Son that he may save them, keep them eternally and raise them up on the last day (John 6.37-40). O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Lord God our healer, we pray for those who are aging, those who are hurting, those who are healing, those who are in great need…..restore them body and soul, restore their mind, muscle and motivation in Jesus Christ, that they may rise up and give you honor and thanks all their days. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Watch over and preserve all those who are traveling….. Also, please look on those in the U.S. military….and defend them from harm, provide them with your peace, and grant them to courageously fulfill their duty. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Holy God, we implore you to bless our nation and deliver her from all evil and falsehood within and without. Likewise, grant mercy and peace to the countries of this world that they might hear and obey your Son. O Lord, hear our prayer.