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Weekly Prayer 

Gracious Father,

We long for purpose, and in that longing, we long for presence-Your presence in our lives and within us. When we abide in you, your Word bears fruit and your purpose for us is fulfilled. LORD, to be part of you is amazing! Not because of anything we have done, but because of who you are. You care about us and created us so that we would long for purpose-that we would long for you. We do long for you LORD God. We long for more of you; we long to grow day by day, more and more, into your purpose-filled people.

 

Forgive me when I live without concern for your ways and purposes in my life. Please give me eyes to see how you want me to live. Give me ears to hear and understand your Word. Give me hands to reach out to others in compassion and to reach up to you in praise. May your voice drown out all other voices. As we worship, may we put aside any anger or quarrels from among ourselves and lift up holy hands to you. [1 Timothy 2: 8]

 

As you lived as the God-Man on earth, you lived in communion with who you are. You stayed focused on your reason for coming to earth and did not allow anything to distract you from it. You often went out by yourself to pray. [See: Mark 1: 35, Matthew 14: 23, etc.]  To follow your purpose for me, I need to be in communion with you through prayer. You are my heavenly Father, but also my Brother and Friend. You offer the gift of faith that grants me that communion with you. Apart from you, we can do nothing! The apostle Peter demonstrated that he depended on you when he prayed before saying, “Tabitha, arise.” [Acts 9:40] Help me to pray in faith as I go about the tasks you have set before me. 

 

I pray for the friends with whom you have blessed me, specifically, _______________.

If they do not know you, I pray that this will be the day that they will come to faith in you. Please help me to be the kind of friend you want me to be… to love them with a love that speaks the truth. Please protect them and keep them safe and healthy, especially in these turbulent times.

 

Today, for each friend and for our church family, we lift up the prayer Paul spoke {Ephesians 3: 14-16]: “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” For yours are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. AMEN.

 

 

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