Father in Heaven, our Lord, the Christ Jesus – we look to You for guidance. We look to You for instruction. We to look You for answers.
Lord we thank You for who You are. You are the Risen King! You are the Son of Man! You created us in Your image, so that means we are planned intentionally, to be in heaven!
What praise then, could we give to You Lord? What act of worship could we portray to this worthy cause?
It may take a lifetime!
May the rest of my life be spent pursuing the glorification of Your name. May the actions I take point to You! Perhaps my life will reflect You, as the moon does its best to reflect the sun.
A good shepherd will know their role in ensuring the safety and well being of the flock. And Lord, You are the Good Shepherd, You desire us all, to be one flock. You call us to be in one pen.
Our Lord, You want us all in the pen. But when we think of a “pen”, we think of a small enclosure that keeps us locked in. We might even be prone to think we are better than the idea of being in the same pen as everyone else. If we’re all in the same pen, then none is above in stature over the other. We might even feel cramped or trapped and not free. As if to say we have the right to “free thinking” and that by some right, we are obligated to not be confined to a box of “right angles”.
Lord! Break us free of this kind of thinking! That way of thinking is small. You didn’t close us in, we do that to ourselves! Your Gospel is freeing! We can create! We can explore! We can discover! We can celebrate!
Your pen is not a simple box! It’s Creation!
It’s not where we sit, it’s where we think. Let us understand, Heaven is not before our physical eyes, it starts in our mind. Don’t let us be deceived by what our physical eyes see, for You have placed an eternal sight in our mind. The way we live is small, but You invite us to live in the expanse of Your Gospel! And Thank You!!! for protecting us while we are in this enormous “pen”!
Lord, we need to change the way we think. How do we pray for that?! With but a motion You can make it happen. But that’s not the locked in way, is it? So Lord, we pray for Your truths to be revealed in every trial and every victory! Use Your light and Your truth to bind us to You!
You are Lord!
Lord we pray the people of Big Horn County as we do for everyone in Wyoming! Build us up to the designed image You have built for each of us. Create a body of churches, unified in the pursuit of celebrating the Gospel on this earth!
We pray for the 5,921 people who have yet to connect into a gospel church in this county. May our Lord expand, elevate and reinforce the credibility of the local church in this county.
The time to stop following the behaviors of the world have come, the time to live a new life has come! We pray in the name of Christ Jesus! Amen.
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