Congregational Prayer - 11 January 2015 PM
Almighty God, you have emancipated us from the land of Egypt, brought us out of the house of slavery, and have enlisted us in your service, in which service is perfect freedom. In service to you, we pray for our world and your church.
We call upon you to aid and relieve those who are in pain and trouble, who need bodily, economic and psychological healing…..raise them up, some from distress and some from Sheol, set them in a firm place and raise their heads up above the screaming worries, and frightful fears that they may acknowledge you as their deliverer. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We ask your care, supervision and security for our country. We plead with you to direct the actions and deliberations of our leaders (Federal, State and local) along the path of your truth and righteousness. Also, for the nations of our world, those that are crumbling into barbarism, those thrown into war and conflict, those recently reeling from acts of ruthless radicalism, as well as those that seem to have it all together; we pray you to restrain the evil and promote that which is best and most fair for the good of your Church and the wellbeing of all. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O our God, we pray for your Church in all places, New Life Baptist Church; Northeast Missionary Baptist; Northpointe Baptist; Northwest Baptist; Oak Dale Baptist; and Oak Hills Freewill Baptist Church: as we seek first your kingdom and righteousness, may we be successful and have all our needs taken care of. And we pray for this congregation: be pleased to aid us in glorifying and enjoying You; through us please profitably expand the edges of your dominion adding to our number such as are being saved; and direct our steps by your Word, not permitting any iniquity to have dominion over us. O Lord, hear our prayer.
Finally, we implore your grace to transform the hearts and minds of those who have never believed in your Son and turned from their sins…..and please restore those who have strayed away from You... O Lord, hear our prayer.