We awake to this blessed day! Thank You Lord, for the opportunity to be our best representation of You!
We thank You for the life pursuing churches in Campbell County! Increase their presence in the community so that more can come to know a relationship with the Savior of the world.
Thank You for the pastors, staff, and volunteers that work and serve You enthusiastically! Continue to encourage and challenge them in ways to increase the awareness of Your will for man.
Lord we thank You for the timely communication of Your message. You are so great to tell us Your will. May we seek the same; to tell the oppressed of the Good News You bring.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” Isaiah 61:1-2 NLT
Lord, teach us to conquer evil by doing good. Teach us how (as a body of Christ) we can be rid of the enemy lurking within. A stony heart inadvertently wages war on a community. But Your mercy and grace and lovingkindness breaks the stone to rubble!
Our anguish and frustration with “the world” around us creates a prison. Our disdain for those around us becomes a lock on the door.
But Lord! You have GOOD NEWS for us all! You have set us free! Let us go forth and tell all around of the good that You do!
You clearly tell us the best way to tell anyone anything; with our actions! Our behavior will say more about our love for You than our mouth will! Our mouth has limitations. But our mind , our behavior and our attitude, when calibrated with the body of Christ, tells a great deal of Your character and will for us!
To tell of Your Good News is to unlock the prison door and break the stone within our heart! Captives will be set free by the actions in the Holy Spirit! May the believing community quite our mind long enough to listen! May we be quick to respond to the call You place within our bellies, a hunger to see Your will pursued!
We pray for the 29,893 people who have yet to connect into a gospel church in this county. We pray for all who are connected with New Life Church and First Assembly in Gillette, May this community feel the presence of the Lord through their actions. May God continue to expand, elevate and reinforce the credibility of the local church in this county.
The time for our conversations about church to increase has come. It’s in the name of the Christ Jesus that we pray. Amen.
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