Prayers For Pastors and Congregations–The Sunday After Easter, April 2019
A Prayer for Pastors: O Lord, it was in the days after His resurrection that the disciples of Jesus finally began to realize who He truly is and understand the depth of God’s glory revealed in Him. In the same way the people among whom I minister need to see Jesus for who He truly is. May in my words of proclamation, my interactions with people, and the example of my life I truly exemplify who Jesus is so that all may experience reconciliation with You. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Congregations: O Lord, this past Sunday on Easter was a true crescendo of worship for me. I looked forward to going to church. This week I realize my desire to go to church is not near as strong. So, I am wrestling with whether my commitment is to my church or to Jesus. If to my church, I need to attend worship this weekend. If to Jesus, I am not sure. I have so many friends who want to know about Jesus but are not interested in church. Help me deal with this confusion for them—and for me. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.