Congregational Prayer - 23 November 2014 PM
We pray that all of the living may come to know that you, the Most High, rules the kingdoms of men; you give kingdoms to whomever you will, and you set over them even the lowliest of men (Daniel 4.17). Supervise and supervene the nations of our world to bring about what is the best and the most beneficial for all people, and especially for your Church. But also supersede and stifle those that brutalize and batter their people, and your people. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We pray for your Church in all places, including Korean Baptist Church of Oklahoma; Lamd of the Living God Baptist; Light House Baptist; and Maranatha Baptist of Western Oaks: O Lord, we beseech you to keep your household the Church in continual godliness; that through your protection she may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given over to serving you in all good works to the glory of your Name (adapted from The Book of Common Prayer). O Lord, hear our prayer.
Father, be with this congregation; of your own will you brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of your creatures. Therefore, let every one of us be quick to hear your word of truth, slow to speak against it, slow to anger; knowing that the anger of man does not produce your righteousness. By your aid and guidance, help us to put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and to receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save our souls; and to be doers of the word, and not hearers only (James 1.18-22). O Lord, hear our prayer.
Finally, Lord God, we pray for our brothers, sisters, parents, co-workers and colleagues, as well as acquaintances and adversaries; who are succumbing to older age, sickness, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s and dementia, and those recovering from various medical procedures,…help us to love them as we do ourselves, and to do what we can to assist and relieve them. Grant them to recover, and to know that you – O Great Physician – have given them the gift of restored health that they may praise and serve you all the remaining days of their lives. O Lord, hear our prayer.