Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–Fourth Sunday, July 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, we are thankful for all Your examples to us of what it means to share what You have given us to all in need. When we have a sharing heart, miracles may happen. The feeding of the 5,000 is such a wonderful example of the miracle of sharing. May I be able to communicate with my congregation Your principles of sharing, generosity, and self-sacrifice. May they continually act in ways that are miraculous. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, thank you for Your generosity in our lives. When we consider a world in economic and spiritual need, we are indeed blessed. Even those of us in the most modest economic condition and elementary Christian discipleship are truly blessed beyond measure. Sharing our abundance is certainly part of our calling as followers of Jesus. May we be people of the feeding of the 5,000 who offer what we have that all might be fed physically and spiritually. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.