Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–The Fifth Sunday of April 2018
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, in the same way an angel led Philip to the Ethiopian eunuch, lead me to those persons you desire for me to share with them Your written word and share the truth of Your unconditional love for them. Give me a renewed confidence that You have gone before me to prepare them for my coming. It may be one or more persons in the congregation where I proclaim Your Living Word, Jesus the Christ, or someone in the marketplace I encounter this week. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, You know I struggle with guilt and inadequacy about sharing the Good News of Jesus with other people. I am afraid they will reject me, ask me a question I cannot answer, or otherwise embarrass me. Help me to have the courage to simply share with others what You mean in my life. Let me also realize that just as was the case when Your angel connected Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch, that You are preparing the people with whom I need to share my faith for my coming to them. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.