— Church of England (©2019 World Vision/photo by Jose Luis Roca) A prayer for our members of Congress Thank you for Your forgiveness and healing. We pray specifically for our church services this weekend. On her blog, she shares encouragement for weary women from God's Word along with resources for learning to pray the Scriptures.Â. was recently posted . Personally, I lived among world Christians during my internship at Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen, where Reverend William Still served as minister for over half a century (1945–1997). Jesus spent a lot of time praying for his dicisples. Amen. The numbers continue to increase daily, and the disease has impacted about 188 countries, prompting World Vision to launch our global COVID-19 … Prayer for Healing Let us pray for the Church and for the world. We come together as a church body to seek You. You have asked us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow You. It also shifts away from petition (asking God to do things) toward intention (setting a path of joining in what God is doing in the world). Photo Credit: Unsplash. Good Night Prayers “Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14), “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35). Thank you that your power is made perfect in our weakness. This does not feel like Christmas. Make us instruments of your peace and let your glory be over all the earth. Prayers for Church Unity Lord Jesus you prayed that your people would be one, forgive us Lord and take away the pride and arrogance which divides your church. I keep it in my bookmark bar on the browser and click it every day. What about your pastor? Prayer for Faith The Church Order of the Christian Reformed Church in North America bears witness to this tradition in Article 61: The public prayers in the worship service shall include adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and intercession for all Christendom and all men [women and children]. Paul also left us prayers written for the churches he had visited over time. Our leaders and each of our brothers and sisters in Christ need our prayers. When is the last time you prayed for your church body? Prayer for Healing Jehovah Rapha, our Great Healer, we intercede for all those around the world who are afflicted with disease and disability. World Vision staff in Bolivia pray to thank God for blessings and to ask for help facing new challenges. Pope Francis will certainly need it in these turbulent times for the Church and the world! More than 31.9 million people have been infected, and the death toll is over 977,000 people. “Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. We thank you in advance for your miracles, for paving out pathways, for your provision for those who love you – the church. We pray that their faith in you would be unwavering. She and her husband live in East Tennessee where they homeschool their 3 kids. Thank you that sin and death have been conquered by Christ, and that your power is everlasting. Led by the Pope, it defines its mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, administering the sacraments and exercising charity. As members of Christ's Body, we share in the joys and struggles of others, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Amen." We need you now, more than ever before. 20 Bible verses, 10 prayers for being the Church in a world on edge March 16, 2020 by Lindy Lowry in Stories of Persecution As a people who follow Jesus and His ways, we have the opportunity and calling to be a “city on a hill” and live our lives in a way that shines a radiant light in the darkness. The church has become cold, and brethren have lost their drive to spiritually seek your help for a solution over their problems. We are crying out to You, we are humbling ourselves before You and seeking Your face. Increase our faith, Lord. Prayers of the Church Prayers The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church, with over a billion members. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. We ask that you would fill us with your Spirit of love and unity among believers all around our world. Leadership? This Week’s Prayer World News This Week in Prayer – Christmas 2020. He wouldn’t be trying so hard to stop us if he didn’t think you had so much good still in store. 1 O Lord, please wake up the church from its deep sleep! Photo Credit: Thinkstock/monkeybusinessimages, “To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12). Prayers for the Church and the World. To pursue the things You will lead to peace and unity. Bring honor to your name in these days Lord, for you alone are worthy. Copyright © 2020, iBelieve.com. And it’s much bigger than any single denomination, social status, or country. The comfort of your Spirit to bring a covering of grace and healing to all those who have been broken. The battle feels intense some days. in our February 2019 newsletter: Father God, We come before you today to ask you to bless our church. Renew your Church in holiness and help us to serve you with joy. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19), “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35). Let's use these prayers for the church - both your local church and those around the world.Â, “‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. Amid the recent global turmoil, let us pray for the people of the world to have peace and health. And because of you, we are overcomers too. We love you Lord; we’re leaning on you. Prayers for Peace and Reconciliation By Grace Ruiter April 14, 2020 May 14th, 2020 No Comments Here is a collection of prayers for peace and prayers for reconciliation that you could pray on your own, in your church, or in a small group setting like a Bible study. Forgive us for being too busy, or distracted by other things, for not fully recognizing what you freely given, what you have done for us. Fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit this day. Remind our hearts of this. where world and worship meet This collection consists of eight prayers, as follows; A prayer of preparation: a way in to praying for conflict A down to earth prayer for peace A prayer of intercession for conflict A pivotal prayer for peace A prayer for peace talks A prayer of blessing for the peacemakers When we are being attacked and crushed from all sides, remind us of Your faithfulness to use everything for Your good and Your glory. Break down the walls which separate us; unite us with your bonds of love and Be with the Church Lord, for we have become united with You and are now all members of Your body. In a world that is often very dark, and in times that we know the end is drawing nearer, may we be found faithfully praying for one another until Christ’s return. Church Community Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Loving Father, I thank You for our Church leaders that You have appointed I pray that they would love Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and that their ministry would never steal from them their first love, Jesus Christ. God of power and might, your broken world cries out from the depths, a world dominated by the darkness of war, terror, pain and suffering. Lord, You have given us what seems like an impossible task with this passage. Within our darkest night, Let your light shine. We ask for your help to set aside our differences and look to the greater cause, the cause of Christ. Lord, You have told us in Your Word that You hear our prayers. We know that you are with us, and you fight for your people. Give us courage to go into all the world and take the message of the Gospel of peace. “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Thank you that you came to give new life, peace, hope, and joy to your children. Thank you for your daily presence in our lives; that we can be assured your heart is towards us, your eyes are over us, and your ears are open to the prayers of your people. Praying the word of God is a powerful tool of comfort in the world we live in. In Jesus’ name, Amen. We lift up our church and all the churches around the world. Candace also enjoys teaching piano, coffee, good books and blogging at His Mercy Is New. May we make a difference in this world, for your glory and purposes. Thank you, Lord, that You are producing in us great endurance through the hard places. This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. May we seek God first, putting aside our own desires. The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. Many believers are persecuted, even killed, daily all around our world. Only through your power is our country and our world made whole. Protect your people as we carry the truth of Jesus into all the world. Our times are in your hands. Grant the Body of Christ unity. Forgive us for doubting you, for worrying, and for trying to work everything out on our own. We pray for their families – give them great strength, protection, and grace for the days ahead. But, with You and for Your glory, grant our body peace and unity. Prayer for Peace The Bible reminds us that the church is more than just a building or a gathering place of people. May we walk humbly with You, God, allowing You to show us our wrongs. Thank you that you surround us with favor as with a shield, and we are safe in your care. All rights reserved. Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). We get tired and weak, and t’s hard to keep going in the face of defeat. Many are being intimidated by others around them, or are ridiculed and attacked because of their beliefs. Help us not to stay silent but to do all things through your wisdom and love. Our churches are under the attack of the enemy like never before. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.” Genesis 50:20. Prayer for Love. So is the prayer meeting a grace-o-meter, and from it, we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. Prayer for Forgiveness We thank you that you own it all and hold everything in your hands. (Source: The Church of England) “Leaning In: A Prayer of Intention” is a sung prayer of intercession that aims to break down the distinction between the typical “us” and “them:” of such prayers. Also paul prayed for the Ephesian church ( see John 17:1-26, Ephesians 1:16-23). and turn my heart, hands, and prayers toward the concerns of others. We can be sure of this – Satan is very aware of the power of our prayers. We ask that you would continue to pave the way for strong, faithful men and women to serve your people. “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19). May we be encouragers and uplifters. Guide the leaders of all nations, that justice may prevail throughout the world. Thank you for the abundance of blessing and goodness you have already stored up. Keep your words of truth planted firmly within us, help us to keep focused on what is pure and right; give us the power to be obedient to your Word. Help us to remember that you will never leave us – that you’re our Refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Lord, we know that without You and Your Holy Spirit indwelling each of us, we cannot do any of these things. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Here is the way I keep the world in my prayers. Remind us that this battle belongs to you Lord, and whatever we’re up against can be taken down in one fail swoop by your mighty hand. Help us not to hide this great truth or to keep it to ourselves out of fear of judgment. We pray for your great healing on our land. 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