Thank you for the blessings of the local church. May the local church be Your blessing to each county.
For Uinta County we pray for all the people who attend, serve or work at a local church, including those in the county seat of Evanston.
Thank you for blessing them with provisions. May their roots be firmly planted in You. May they prosper in You. May they become part of a bigger story in Wyoming. Keep the pastors energized and focused on the mission. Keep the pastors spiritually safe. Grant appropriate rest to each pastor and their staff. Protect them and those in relation to them. Guide them in order to keep the flock moving in the direction You desire. Keep the sheep locked into the fold. Prepare them to represent a spiritual growth in Wyoming – one that pleases You.
“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24 NLT
True worship? I love this Lord! You are actually looking for those who do so! Amazing! You purposely look for us!
I get it Lord. I can remember just going through the motions at church – stand up, sit down, stand back up and think about some place else, then take in the sights of those around me. Being everywhere but there with You.
My focus was not in the right place. My mind, my heart and my soul should always be pursuing You! My prayer is that we worship You like no one is watching but You, and that we treat our worship as if it were prayer, for You are looking! That we leave embarrassment, bashfulness and pride somewhere else. Open our hearts Lord.
I ask; when we don’t worship – who are we hiding from? The opinions of others? From You? May we seek You in spirit and in truth!
The time for change has come. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
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