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Prayer for the Church

Prayer for the Church: The church is a collection of believers
in Christ. However, sometimes, people refer to a particular
denomination as church.

A Stranger in a Hostile World: The Lord Himself said that
the world would hate the church because she is non-
agreeable to its systems.

“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but
because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of
the world, therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19).

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be
ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves”
(Matthew 10:16).

The Church as Light in a Dark World: The Lord said this
world is a dark place, and that the church is the light in it. He
said by shinning the church would bring glory to the Father.

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under
a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that
are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in
heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).

The Church as a Salt: The church is sweetness to the
bitterness in the world. Through character and power, we are
to show forth the sweetness of life in Christ to the world so it

can come to Christ too. The church should be an example of
true life in the spirit.

Brotherhood in the Church: One of our greatest avenues by
which we can show the world that we are salt is by loving one
another.

“By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have
love one to another” (John 13:35).

Prayer for the Church

Thanksgiving: Father, thank You for laying down the life of
Your Son to buy a people for Yourself out of a corrupt world.
Be glorified in Jesus name.
Prayer for Grace: I pray for grace for Your church to
withstand all the temptations trying to clone the world inside
her in Jesus name.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1
John 2:15).
Prayer for Love: Father, as a stranger in a hostile world, we
Your people are the only family we have. Please, let Your
people see this and live life among themselves as one in
Jesus name.
“That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in
Thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may
believe that Thou hast sent Me” (John 17:21).

Prayer for Power: Holy Spirit, as on the day of Pentecost, let
Your power be alive in the church in Jesus name. Let signs &
wonders be a usual experience among Your people in Jesus
name.
“And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By
stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus” (Acts 4:29-
30).
Victory over Persecutions: Father, help Your church to have
victory over the hatred and persecutions from the world
around her in Jesus name.
Appreciation: Thank You for answered prayers. In Jesus
name I have prayed. Amen!

SUGGESTED BIBLE VERSES

 Matthew 5:13
 Mark 9:50
 John 17:11
 1 Peter 2:17
 1 John 3:1

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