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.