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11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Church Staff

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 112, Hebrews 6:9-12

 

Reflections of the Heart:

It has been said that in order to give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. Let us thank God for our church staff and their devoted service to our church family as we pray for them today.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for our church staff. Thank You for the long hours they put in and for the sacrifices they make in order to provide our church family with excellent service. Thank You for keeping and upholding them and their families. Lord, because of Your unfailing love, we can enter Your house. We will worship at Your Temple with deepest awe. We love You, Lord. You are our strength. You are so good and so merciful. We give honor and glory to Your holy Name today.

 

Sovereign Father, we declare that our church staff loves one another as You have loved them. By this all will know that they are Your disciples. We decree that they will be strong and immovable as they go about their daily tasks. They will always work enthusiastically for You, knowing that nothing they do for You is ever useless. When they are met with opposition, challenges, rudeness, or disrespect, we confess that they will keep a calm demeanor, trusting You to fight their battles. We decree that they will never let loyalty and kindness leave them. They will tie them around their neck as a reminder and write them deep within their hearts. Then they will have favor with both You and people, and they will earn a good reputation. We believe that our staff will excel in everything they put their hands to do and we expect blessings to overtake them.

 

Think of two staff members, list their names here, then ask the Holy Spirit how you can specifically show your appreciation for their service:

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Holy Spirit, please help our church staff to always operate in unity and peace with one another, even if they have differences of opinion. Let the love of Jesus abide in their hearts continually. May the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control be evident in their daily interactions with others. Help them to care for their physical health appropriately by getting enough rest, sleep, healthy nutrition and exercise. Show them how to balance their work and home life so that they do not become stressed and frustrated. Help them to stay committed to their personal spiritual growth through regular prayer, fasting and the study of Your Word. Give them supernatural wisdom to solve problems, develop strategies, and produce effective results as they meet the demands of this growing ministry.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our church staff for their sins. Forgive them for outbursts of anger, jealousy, envy, strife, gossiping, murmuring, complaining, anxiety, confusion, and dissension. Forgive those who are not reflecting Your character to their co-workers. Forgive those who have lost sight of Your purpose for placing them on our church staff.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our church staff of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Father, help our church staff not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord of Heaven’s Armies, all heaven will praise Your great wonders. Myriad of angels will praise You for Your faithfulness. For who in all of heaven can compare with You? What mightiest angel is anything like You? The highest angelic powers stand in awe of You. You are far more awesome than all who surround Your throne.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 5:7, Psalm 18:1, John 13:34-35 NKJV, I Corinthians 15:58, Proverbs 3:3-4, Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 89:5-7

21
Sep

September 21: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Ministry Volunteers

As Believers, we are called to not only receive, but to serve.  On any given weekend, ministry volunteers ensure that the worship services are fulfilled to the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom.  If you do not serve in a ministry, ask the Lord where He desires your gifts to be shared and get connected to ministry today.

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for our ministry volunteers.  Thank You, God, for guiding their feet into the way of peace.  Thank You, Lord, for the volunteers who are committed and dedicated to the Kingdom work You are manifesting through our church. Father, Your majestic Name fills the earth!  Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of Your strength, silencing Your enemies and all who oppose You. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne.  Lord, You are such a faithful God.  You are our rock, our deliverer, in whom we trust. You are worthy to be praised.

Righteous Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven through our ministry volunteers.  We declare that our volunteers understand the roles they play in manifesting Your plans for the Kingdom. They have the mind of Christ, and they hold the thoughts and purposes of His heart.  They hold fast to the profession of their faith without wavering; for You are faithful in fulfilling Your promises.  Their minds will stay on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report.  They are doers of the Word and not hearers only. Every volunteer works as if You are their direct supervisor.  Because of their service to Your Kingdom, their needs are consistently met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Lord, we decree that they serve in humility, harmony and unity with others on their team.  They each serve with a spirit of excellence and a garment of praise.

Holy Spirit, help me to be a blessing to the ministry volunteers in my church:

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Loving Father, please fill each volunteer with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.  Stir their hearts to hunger and thirst after You.  Father, bless them physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially.  Bless their families, homes, jobs and/or businesses.  Father, give them favor with all persons they come in contact with and help them to complete every assigned task.  Lord, protect them and keep them safe.  Help them to not get tired of doing good.  Fill each of them with joy and pour out Your love upon them.

Forgiving Father, forgive each ministry volunteer for any acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those for idolatry, dissension, strife, pride, rebellion, discord, jealousy, injustice, hatred and slander.  Forgive those who murmur and complain. Forgive those who have impure motives for serving.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our ministry volunteers of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names and faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive names of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our ministry volunteers not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Triumphant Lord, You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.  You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.  You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

20
Aug

August 20: A Prayer of Blessings for Our Church Family

Faithful Father, we thank You for the Pastors and members in our Church Family.  Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings upon our church, homes, and jobs.  Thank You for Your amazing presence in our lives, both corporately and individually.  Father, may Your glorious Name be praised!  We exalt Your Name above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord; You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.  You made the earth and the seas and everything in them.  You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship You.  We will give to You, Lord, the glory You deserve.  We will bring our offering as we come into Your presence.  We will worship You in all of Your holy splendor.

Exalted Father, let it be unto us according to Your Word.  As a Church Family, we confess that as we come close to You, You will come close to us.  We expect that all Your blessings will come upon us and overtake us because we are committed to obeying Your voice.  We confess that our towns and our fields are blessed.  Our children and the works of our hands are blessed.  Wherever we go and whatever we do, we are blessed.  We are refreshed by the autumn rains as well as the rains of spring.  Lord, we decree in our lives that which was lost is restored and we will eat plenty and be satisfied. According to Your Word, we will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches.  Instead of shame and dishonor, we will possess a double portion of honor.  We will possess a double portion of prosperity in the land and everlasting joy will be ours.  Lord, we always expect You to pour out Your Spirit upon us and show wonders in the heavens and on the earth. We declare that our marriages are blessed and holy, our families are whole and vibrant, and our bodies are healthy and strong.

What areas of your life appear to be lacking?  Find God’s promises concerning those issues and declare them over your situations:

Holy Spirit, as blessings begin to overtake us, remind us to be a blessing to others.  Flood our hearts with light so that we can understand the confident hope that the Father has given us, His holy people, who are His rich and glorious inheritance. Help us to continue to grow spiritually as a Church Family.  Remind us to always be thankful to God, our Father, and Jesus, our Brother.  Help us understand that it is God who gives us the power to be successful so that the covenant He made with our ancestors will be confirmed.  Lord, please help us to be faithful to the vision of our church and the steadfastness of Your Word.

Generous Father, please forgive us for the sins of disobedience, hypocrisy, selfish-ambitions, pride, gossip, and perversion.  Forgive us where we have misappropriated Your blessings in the past.  Forgive us for not studying Your Word like we should and neglecting our prayer life. Forgive us for depending on our own strength and intellect instead of Your supernatural power and authority.  Forgive us for not operating in the fruit and gifts of Your Spirit.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, as a Church Family, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Triumphant Lord, You are our stronghold.  The heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  You are the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth.  Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

06
Jul

July 6: A Prayer for Our Church Staff and Their Families

Sovereign Father, we thank You for our church staff and their families.  We thank You for providing the funds and resources so that Your business can be conducted at this church.  We thank You for blessing our church with capable and dedicated staff members.  Thank You for the sacrifices that the staff members make for the advancement of Your Kingdom.  We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good.  Your mercy endures forever.  Gracious Father, holy and righteous is Your Name.  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak and night after night they make sure You are known!  Lord, You are our source and in You do we place our trust.

Faithful Father, we declare that our church staff will recognize those who labor among them and they will esteem each other in love.  We confess that they will be at peace with each other. They will comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak and be patient to all.  They will not render evil for evil; but they will pursue good.  We confess that they will not quench the Holy Spirit, but they will test all things and hold fast to what is good.  Our church staff will abstain from every form of evil. They will aspire to lead quiet lives, mind their own business, and work with their own hands as they are commanded.  We confess that the fruit of the Spirit will be operative in the lives of our church staff and their family members and they will be faithful stewards over what You have given to them.  As our church staff meets the needs of Your Kingdom, we trust that You will supply all of their needs from Your glorious riches which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Lord, we confess that we will support our church staff and their families with our prayers and we will volunteer to participate in ministry.

List the names of two church staff members and include their names in the text below as you pray for them:

Wonderful Father, we ask You to keep _____________ (insert names) in perfect peace as they keep their minds on You, and trust in You. Lord, touch their hearts to perform every task assigned to them with excellence and great prudence.  Please remind them to make the most of all their time.  Please help them to lead balanced lives with their families as they respond to the demands of ministry.  Father, please bless their homes, their marriages, and their children.  Help our church staff to eat well, get enough sleep and exercise.  Please protect them and their families from the onslaught of the enemy and the disrespect of people.  Holy Spirit, encourage our Church Family to do their part in ministry to support our church staff.

Merciful Father, forgive our church staff and their family members for their sins.  Please forgive them for anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, dissension and contention. Forgive those who do not seek Your wisdom on how to perform their jobs.  Forgive those who have do not manage their time well.  Forgive those who are not pursuing a strong relationship with You.  Forgive those of us who are not praying consistently for our church staff and their family members.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our church staff and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Omnipotent Father, help our church staff and their families to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Triumphant King, You will sit on Your throne forever.  Your fame will endure to every generation.  Your deeds have been recorded so that future generations, a people not yet born, will praise Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

06
Jun

June 6: A Prayer of Favor and Protection for The KBC Kenya

Heavenly Father, we thank You for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Thank You for Pastor Velosia and Daniel Kibe and their volunteers and staff. We thank You, Father, for providing food, clothing and shelter for each child. Thank You for the financial resources for the orphanage.  We give thanks to You, Lord, and proclaim Your greatness. As Your grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving and You will receive more and more glory!  Redeeming Father, we will let the whole world know what You have done.  May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You.

Worthy Father, we come before You confessing continual success for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya.  Your Word tells us that pure and genuine religion in Your sight means caring for orphans in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt us. We will assist the poor in their need and the orphans who require help. We command justice to operate for each child in the orphanage and we destroy the assignments of oppression and devastation.  As Your people, we will uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We decree that the children at the Children Center are being well-cared-for and protected. We declare that the spirit of excellence that was upon Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego presides upon each child in the Children Center.  In Jesus’ Name, we decree that The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya is well maintained and managed.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of people to continue to give generously of their financial resources to aid in the expansion of the building projects so that more children can be served.  Open doors of opportunity for more missions team to go and serve on the Children Center campus.  Lead the people of Kenya who are blessed with skills in construction to volunteer their time and service to the residential housing, agricultural, and library projects. Holy Spirit, touch the heart of the local medical personnel to give of their time and expertise to provide medical services to the children. Send anointed teachers who will inspire each child to fully develop the gifts and talents You have created in each of them.

Holy Spirit, show me how I can pray for and be a blessing to The KBC Kenya:

_________________________________________________________________________

Righteous Father, please forgive our sins. Forgive us for not praying consistently for the Children Center. Forgive the sins of those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Forgive any staff member at the Children Center for any mismanagement of time or resources.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You alone stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.  You stir up the sea, causing its waves to roar.  The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

19
Mar

March 19: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our Pastors and Their Families

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our Pastors. Thank You for blessing our Church Family with their leadership and wisdom. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their families. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest.  You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.

Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful.  You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our Pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people.  We confess that our Pastors will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever.  We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed.  We declare that our Pastors’ families will experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people will see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven. Our Pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families will be blessed in the city and in the fields.  They will be blessed when they come in and when they go out.  Lord, we expect that You will cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways.  Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land.

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for our Pastors and their families:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Faithful Father, we joyfully lift up the families of our Pastors.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill their homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order.  We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally and sexually. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry.  Lord, we ask that You protect our Pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people.  Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.

Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our Pastors and their families.  Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our Pastors and rebelling against their teachings.  Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our Pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including: anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.) 

Holy Spirit, help our Pastors and their families to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours.  This is Your Kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

28
Nov

November 28: A Declaration of Kingdom Fellowship

Abba Father, we thank You for righteous fellowship among the believers in our church and beyond.  We thank You for ordering our steps in Your Word. Thank You for the events, activities and programs for our Church Family that help to create fellowship.  We are grateful for our fellowship and communion which we have with You, our Father; Jesus, our Savior; and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer.  We thank You with all of our hearts as we meet with Your Godly people.  Lord, You are an awesome God.  Your deeds are so amazing; all who delight in You should ponder them.  Everything You do reveals Your glory and majesty.  Your righteousness never fails.  You are wonderful and Your Name is highly exalted.  You are worthy of all our praise.  You are worthy of the glory, honor and power.  Lord, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.

 

Mighty Father, Your will is for us to dwell together in unity.  We declare that our Church Family will motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  We will not neglect our meeting together; but we will encourage one another in the faith. We will not get tired of doing what is good for each other.  As a result, we expect to reap a harvest of blessing at the right time.  We will not give up, and at every opportunity, we will do good to everyone—especially to those in our family of faith.  Iron sharpens iron so we will surround ourselves with those who have like minds so that we are positioned to glorify You in our public and private lives.  We will engage in righteous fellowship and forsake all that will deter us from fulfilling Your will.  We will be doers of Your Word and not hearers only.  We will fight for righteous fellowship and we will win.

 

Holy Spirit, we ask that You align our relationships with Your will in our homes, church, jobs and communities.  Show each of us how to organize our calendars and schedules so that Godly fellowship is more of a priority. Send Godly friends to those who are lonely. Help our Church Family to set the example of what righteous fellowship looks like. Knit our hearts closer together. Lord, help us to be obedient as You order our steps.  Give us the power to crucify our flesh and walk in Your light.  As we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to drop our gossip buddies, smoking buddies, promiscuous buddies, club-hopping buddies and anyone who the devil may use to keep us from glorifying God through our fellowship with the righteous.  Help us to let our light so shine before people that they may see our good works and glorify You, our Heavenly Father.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how to strengthen the God-ordained relationships in my life.  Show me those relationships that I need to end and give me the strength to end them:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Merciful Father, forgive us for our sins. Forgive those who do not participate in Church Family activities.  Forgive those for the unrighteous relationships that keep them from Your best for their lives. Forgive those for disobedience when You have told them to end certain relationships and they refuse to do so. Forgive all of us for putting our work in front of family and friends.  Forgive us for having fellowship or relationship with anything that is not of You.  Forgive us for the doors that we may have opened without knowing it from our childhood or adult experiences.  Help us to know that there is no condemnation to those of us who are in Christ and that as we confess our sins, we are forgiven and that You remember them no more.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, You are to be praised forever and ever.  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours.  This is Your Kingdom, Lord, and You are over all things.  Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

16
Nov

November 16: A Declaration of Kingdom Fellowship

Abba Father, we thank You for righteous fellowship among the believers in our church and beyond.  We thank You for ordering our steps in Your Word. Thank You for the events, activities and programs for our Church Family that help to create fellowship.  We are grateful for our fellowship and communion which we have with You, our Father; Jesus, our Savior; and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer.  We thank You with all of our hearts as we meet with Your Godly people.  Lord, You are an awesome God.  Your deeds are so amazing; all who delight in You should ponder them.  Everything You do reveals Your glory and majesty.  Your righteousness never fails.  You are wonderful and Your Name is highly exalted.  You are worthy of all our praise.  You are worthy of the glory, honor and power.  Lord, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.

 

Mighty Father, Your will is for us to dwell together in unity.  We declare that our Church Family will motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  We will not neglect our meeting together; but we will encourage one another in the faith. We will not get tired of doing what is good for each other.  As a result, we expect to reap a harvest of blessing at the right time.  We will not give up, and at every opportunity, we will do good to everyone—especially to those in our family of faith.  Iron sharpens iron so we will surround ourselves with those who have like minds so that we are positioned to glorify You in our public and private lives.  We will engage in righteous fellowship and forsake all that will deter us from fulfilling Your will.  We will be doers of Your Word and not hearers only.  We will fight for righteous fellowship and we will win.

 

Holy Spirit, we ask that You align our relationships with Your will in our homes, church, jobs and communities.  Show each of us how to organize our calendars and schedules so that Godly fellowship is more of a priority. Send Godly friends to those who are lonely. Help our Church Family to set the example of what righteous fellowship looks like. Knit our hearts closer together. Lord, help us to be obedient as You order our steps.  Give us the power to crucify our flesh and walk in Your light.  As we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to drop our gossip buddies, smoking buddies, promiscuous buddies, club-hopping buddies and anyone who the devil may use to keep us from glorifying God through our fellowship with the righteous.  Help us to let our light so shine before people that they may see our good works and glorify You, our Heavenly Father.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how to strengthen the God-ordained relationships in my life.  Show me those relationships that I need to end and give me the strength to end them:

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Merciful Father, forgive us for our sins. Forgive those who do not participate in Church Family activities.  Forgive those for the unrighteous relationships that keep them from Your best for their lives. Forgive those for disobedience when You have told them to end certain relationships and they refuse to do so. Forgive all of us for putting our work in front of family and friends.  Forgive us for having fellowship or relationship with anything that is not of You.  Forgive us for the doors that we may have opened without knowing it from our childhood or adult experiences.  Help us to know that there is no condemnation to those of us who are in Christ and that as we confess our sins, we are forgiven and that You remember them no more.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, You are to be praised forever and ever.  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours.  This is Your Kingdom, Lord, and You are over all things.  Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

05
Sep

September 5: A Prayer for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya

Heavenly Father, we thank You for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Thank You for Pastor Velosia and Daniel Kibe and their volunteers and staff. We thank You, Father, for providing food, clothing and shelter for each child. Thank You for the financial resources for the orphanage.  We give thanks to You, Lord, and proclaim Your greatness. As Your grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving and You will receive more and more glory!  Redeeming Father, we will let the whole world know what You have done.  May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You.

 

Worthy Father, we come before You confessing continual success for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya.  Your Word tells us that pure and genuine religion in Your sight means caring for orphans in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt us. We will assist the poor in their need and the orphans who require help. We command justice to operate for each child in the orphanage and we destroy the assignments of oppression and devastation.  As Your people, we will uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We decree that the children at the Children Center are being well-cared-for and protected. We declare that the spirit of excellence that was upon Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego presides upon each child in the Children Center.  In Jesus’ Name, we decree that The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya is well maintained and managed.

 

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of people to continue to give generously of their financial resources to aid in the expansion of the building projects so that more children can be served.  Open doors of opportunity for more missions teams to go and serve on the Children Center campus.  Lead the people of Kenya who are blessed with skills in construction to volunteer their time and service to the residential housing, agricultural, and library projects. Holy Spirit, touch the heart of the local medical personnel to give of their time and expertise to provide medical services to the children. Send anointed teachers who will inspire each child to fully develop the gifts and talents You have created in each of them.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how I can pray for and be a blessing to The KBC (Children Center) Kenya:

 

 

Righteous Father, please forgive our sins. Forgive us for not praying consistently for the Children Center. Forgive the sins of those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Forgive any staff member at the Children Center for any mismanagement of time or resources.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You alone stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.  You stir up the sea, causing its waves to roar.  The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

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Oct

A Prayer for Unity in Our Church Family

A Prayer for Unity in Our Church Family

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 133, I Corinthians 13

Reflections of the Heart:

“I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.”

I Corinthians 1:10

Scriptural Prayer:

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family.  Thank You for calling each of us to serve Your Kingdom through this wonderful church. Thank You for using our individual gifts and talents to manifest Your Kingdom here on earth as it already is in heaven.  Lord, we are thankful for the freedom to worship You, our God.  Thank You for Your bountiful blessings.  Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing, and abundance in our Church Family. You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods. The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You. You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.  Lord, no pagan god is like You!  None can do what You do.

Loving Father, we declare that we will love You with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength.  As a Church Family, we confess that we will love one another, as ourselves.  As Your children, we proclaim that we have all put on Christ, like putting on new clothes and we will walk in unity and love with one another. It is because of this love that we exhibit for each other that people will know that we are Your disciples.  Your Word tells us that if we love You, we must also love our Christian brothers and sisters, too.  Therefore, we declare that we will not look out only for our own interests, but we take an interest in each other’s needs.  We declare that we will live in harmony with each other and resist division.  We will be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. We declare that as a Church Family we will turn away from evil, and do good; we will search for peace and work to maintain it.  We confess that we will encourage and build each other up.  Above all things, we decree that we will put on love which is the bond of perfection.

Holy Spirit, show me how I can promote unity within our Church Family today by:

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Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill us with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Help us to walk worthy and fully pleasing before You.  As a Church Family, help us to be fruitful in every good work and to increase in Your knowledge. Teach us how to live together in unity. Walk us through the steps of rebuilding loving fellowship between us. Help us to continue to obey Your command to “love our neighbor as ourselves” so that we will not self-destruct by backbiting and devouring one another. Give us a willing heart to allow You to guide our lives so that not do what our sinful nature craves. Show our leaders how to mend the broken relationships and restore balance to our Church Family. Please strengthen us and help us to represent Your Kingdom in the earth. Holy Spirit, synchronize the heart of every church member and unify our spirits to receive and submit to the vision for our church. Please empower us to give of our talents, gifts and resources to manifest Kingdom change in our city.

Merciful Father, forgive our many sins. We admit that at times we have sinned against you and against one another.  Forgive us for holding onto grudges and for seeking vengeance upon our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Forgive us for leaning toward our own understanding and failing to acknowledge You in all our ways. Forgive those amongst us who are being false witnesses, pouring out lies and sowing discord in our Church family. Forgive those of us who have stood by passively allowing sin and deception to go unaddressed. Forgive us for not heeding the warnings of the Holy Spirit and being hesitant to obey Your commands. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our Church Family of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. Help us to release past and present offenses and to be willing to forgive one another just as God has forgiven us.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Noble Father, as a Church Family, help us not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Sovereign King, You are the visible image of the invisible God.  You existed before anything was created and You are supreme over all creation.  Through You, everything was created in the heavenly realms and on earth.  You made the visible as well as invisible things.  Thrones, kingdoms, rulers and authorities in the unseen world were all created through You and for You.  You existed before anything else and You hold all creation together! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Matthew 6:10, Psalm 96:4, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 86:8, Mark 12:30-31, Galatians 3:27, John 13:35, I John 4:21, Philippians 2:4, I Corinthians 1:10, Psalm 34:14, I Thessalonians 5:11, Colossians 3:14, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 6:19, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

Today I will trust God to:

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