Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–On the Third Sunday of January 2019
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, I am grateful for how you have gifted me spiritually to serve You and Your Kingdom. May I never take You gifting for granted or never boast in my gifts from You. One ability at times alludes me. That is how to help others deeply experience their spiritual giftedness from You. As I proclaim Your gospel this weekend, help me to prophetically nudge people in Your direction when they seek to understand their gifts and strengths. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, I regularly hear my pastor and others talk about their spiritual gifts. I have taken various inventories from time-to-time that are intended to help me discover my spiritual gifts. Somehow a deep heart-felt understanding of my spiritual gifts still alludes me. Help me to figure this out. Help me to know that only as I ask You to reveal to me how you have uniquely gifted me and take actions in that direction, may I truly understand the joy of my spiritual gifts. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.