Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, August 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, may my words and actions exemplify for my congregation the joy and excitement of living a life with the full armor of God. Yes, it protects us from evil, but it also gives us focus, a standard, and a peace. May believers in Jesus understand that being “all in” as followers of Jesus continues to transform their lives and bring them closer to You, closer to peaceful living, and closer to a life that focuses on Your unconditional love for all humankind. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, my belief in You is strong. But, I must acknowledge that my followership of your is less than it could be. Help me to want all You have to offer, and that little bit of Jesus is never enough. I want to put on the whole armor of God but becoming “all in” is harder than I thought. Is the rest of my family ready? Will I be considered a fanatic? Am I ready as a believer to give up those things that stand between me and You? I pray that it might be so. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.