"We Pray For..." - 21 May 2023


Holy God, we pray for all nations and countries, these United States of America, and for the leaders of the world. O God be gracious to us and bless us and make your face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you (Psalm 67)!

We give you thanks for the bounty of the rain and showers this year. Thank you for hearing our pleas and answering. We pray, help us in this State to be good stewards of all you have bestowed on us. Correct what needs to be corrected that we may be sensible, sagacious, and sound-minded in our fiscal responsibilities, areas of justice, equity, education and industry. Correct what needs to be corrected both personally and civically.

We pray on behalf of your universal Church; for this congregation; and for South Canadian Valley Church of Christ, Southwest, Garden Oaks, and Wilshire Church of Christ. At whatever point we may have turned away from listening to the truth, restore us and grant us repentance. Fill us all with your Holy Spirit that we may be strengthened for greater service, be guided into all truth, and powerfully testify of your gospel and your reign.

We pray for the PCA and our upcoming 50th General Assembly. May we rejoice. May we aim for restoration. May we comfort one another. May we agree with one another. May we live in peace. O God of love and peace do be with us (2 Corinthians 13:11).

Lord be with our young adults, whether in college, in the military, or exploring careers, and preserve them from harmful circumstances, hurtful ideologies, and hostile peoples. Uphold them with your righteous right hand, and may their adventures enrich them, for your honor’s sake. Finally, direct their hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ (2 Thessalonians 3:5).

We bring to you those on our hearts who continue to look away from you, and have turned their back to you, and also, those who deny either your existence or your importance (…). Grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth and bring them to come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been captured by him to do his will (2 Timothy 2:25-26).

Finally, Lord God, you who are our rock and refuge; be with these who are in need and in hurt. We think especially for the Keller family, the Reeder family, Gordon Kiddie’s family, but we also remember others before you (…). May they find your refreshment, renovation and restoration. And now, we join voices and hearts together to pray as our Lord Jesus directed, saying, Our Father, who art in heaven…


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