Prayer Take 15/40

Our church praying for 40 days for our Take It to the Streets Ministry.  Each day will have a scripture reading, a list things to pray for and I will write a quick devotional thought from the day’s passage.  The schedule is not original with us but is built off of YouVersion’s Bible App.

– Romans 12:14-16

Another way of putting these verses is this…

“Learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression, bring justice to the fatherless and plead the widow’s case.” Isaiah 1:17

I think the desire of our church is to do good and reach the community for Christ.  I could be wrong of course, but in this case I do not think I am…. and if I am it would break my heart.

It is important for our church to find ways we can minister effectively to our neighbors.  To go to them, to reach out to them, to let them know we care.

We need to be known for this, not because we are trying to put up a political front and look good  but because  we represent Jesus to the people we live around.

So we Bless mean people and leave them to God to deal with.

We rejoice with the victories and successes our neighbors experience.

We weep with our neighbors in the times they lose.

We view our selves as servants sent by God to each other and the people around us…

and with that attitude our reputation will be what it should be for we will be…

“Jesus to the World”

– So today pray for your neighbors who are mourning the loss of a loved one, either recently or in the past few years.

– Pray for the people in our church who have lost a love one

– Pray for those who are struggling with loneliness and depression as a result of their loss.

– Ask God to show you how you can encourage those around you.

– Davie county has a high suicide rate – lets pray for all of those who are so down that they are considering taking their life that God would draw them to our church where they will find the love of a Savior demonstrated through His people.

– Pray for Take 5.2 that the many will come and will receive the message of the gospel.

– Pray for Take 5.2 that stress in accomplishing it will remain low and things will run smoothly.

– Pray for Take 5.2 for protection from the evil one.

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