Tuesday, February 06, 2007

We pray for a church...

We pray for a church in dingwall where the Kingdom is being manifest in visible acts.

We pray for church in dingwall that radiates the love for God and each other through fellowship and daily life.

We pray for a church in dingwall where nobody points fingers.

We pray for a church in dingwall that feeds the poor.

We pray for a church in dingwall that embraces and welcomes everybody.

We pray for a church in dingwall that is extremely humble.

We pray for a church in dingwall that responds to every request and suggestion.

We pray for a church in dingwall that says, "I'm not okay, you're not okay, but that’s okay.

We pray for a church in dingwall that listens

We pray for a church in dingwall where no one is made to feel like an 'outsider.'

We pray for a church in dingwall where all are welcome and are 'welcomed'

We pray for a church in dingwall where all feel safe and 'free to be the person they were created to be.'

We pray for a church in dingwall where diversity is celebrated.

We pray for a church in dingwall where the young in faith are trained up toward growth and maturity through reliable teaching and the use of their gifts in ministry.

We pray for a church in dingwall where Jesus is adored and lifted up in joyous worship.

We pray for a church in dingwall rooted in the Word (Jesus)

We pray for a church in dingwall that allows freedom for us to fail and demonstrates grace and forgiveness in relationships.

We pray for a church in dingwall that encourages and makes room for "teaching along the way"

We pray for a church in dingwall that equips and releases children and youth to minister.

We pray for a church in dingwall that puts people before programs.

We pray for a church in dingwall that raises, equips and releases leaders

We pray for a church in dingwall that provides highways and byways for all that are needy to receive grace and mercy.

We pray for a church in dingwall that will be known by our love of Jesus, our Worship of the Father, and by the power of the Holy Spirit that releases us.

We pray for a church in dingwall where there is a strong awareness of the presence of God when we gather.

We pray for a church in dingwall where what we are doing as a reflects an authentic creative response to the culture we live in rather than mere allegiance to inherited past practices and patterns and where there is real fruit, i.e. people who weren't much and knew it become a whole lot and don’t know it.

We pray for a church in dingwall that learns from history's mistakes and patterns history's positive models.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would help reprogram us from this strange mentality of exclusiveness, judgment and plastic fruit. So that we would help each other to learn fresh what God intended Christians to do and be.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would be able to fellowship with other assemblies without compromising her calling or convictions for fear of being misunderstood.

We pray for a church in dingwall where uncompromisingly sound doctrine is a fact, not just an option.

We pray for a church in dingwall where the worship doesn't trivialize the attributes of God.

We pray for a church in dingwall where musicians, poets and vocalists would get together regularly to write songs and worship together.

We pray for a church in dingwall where people genuinely affectionately hug each other out of sincere love.

We pray for a church in dingwall where evangelism is love in motion, not just a pious theory.

We pray for a church in dingwall where seniors are valued for the precious jewels that they are.

We pray for a church in dingwall where outsiders are viewed as people to be loved and heard, not just a noble project.

We pray for a church in dingwall where people fervently pray for one another.

We pray for a church in dingwall where discipleship is the reality of everyday life.

We pray for a church in dingwall where older people mentor younger people.

We pray for a church in dingwall where GOD is seen as BIG and reverenced as HOLY.

We pray for a church in dingwall where the gifts within are assessed before automatically looking to outside resources.

We pray for a church in dingwall where people don't use cliché’s, 'Christianize', or give pat answers.

We pray for a church in dingwall that will be exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or think according to God's POWER that works in us.

We pray for a church in dingwall that truly exists as a community and family that is more concerned about the welfare of each member than it is about buildings and programs.

We pray for a church in dingwall where people are absolutely obsessed with Jesus, living and breathing the mission of making Jesus known through word and action.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would not hide their shared faith from the world and culture they live in, nor would they retreat to creating their own Christian sub-culture ghetto.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would be highly relational with their world!

We pray for a church in dingwall that would seek opportunity to learn and grow and experience life with those around them,

We pray for a church in dingwall always looking for ways to serve, bless, and demonstrate Christ - likeness in word and deed.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would engage with their culture, taking part in how it is shaped.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would be known in their community and around the world for their radical service,

We pray for a church in dingwall that sings home grown songs, songs that are created by the Spirit in our midst, as well as Psalms and Hymns.

We pray for a church in dingwall with thoughtful philosophical and theological insights.

We pray for a church in dingwall with creative expressions of art and beauty, and who care for the environment.

We pray for a church in dingwall not afraid to share the relevant message of the love of Jesus for a broken world...

We pray for a church in dingwall that would live lives of sacrifice and worship, and would challenge one another to that end

We pray for a church in dingwall whose knowledge of the ancient Scriptures would be deep and extensive, but their humility would cause any form of intellectual elitism to cease.

We pray for a church in dingwall whose practice would be spiritual formation within their hearts and with whoever joined in the journey with them.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would have a good balance of what it means to have "treasure stored up in Heaven," as well as stewards of earthly resources.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would love one another so deeply that people who come in contact with the community would be amazed.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would seek and experience intimacy and transcendence with God so passionately that people who come in contact with the community would crave the same

We pray for a church in dingwall where the people who take part in this community would be fellow journeyers - sharing struggles and failures, as well as successes and victories.

We pray for a church in dingwall that would serve in the power of the Holy Spirit, be fixed on the person of Jesus, and have their identity rooted in being sons and daughters of God.

We pray for a church in dingwall where Jesus would be the focus

We pray for a church in dingwall where Grace would be the beginning and end.

We pray for a church in dingwall where Love would be the non-negotiable

We pray for a church in dingwall where Hope would give endurance

We pray for a church in dingwall where Faith would make it thrive

We pray for a church in dingwall without politics, arrogance & judgment.

We pray for a church in dingwall with love, compassion & humility.

We pray for a church in dingwall where all are welcome no matter their social status, age, race or gender.

We pray for a church in dingwall where people are noticed and remembered and counted as special.

We pray for a church in dingwall where Jesus' mercy and love is embraced and overflowing.

We pray for a church in dingwall that pays attention to the immediate needs of their community

We pray for a church in dingwall that avoids being a social club over being social with each others

We pray for a church in dingwall that makes sure Jesus Christ always comes first.

We pray for a church in dingwall who practice all the gifts given by the Holy Spirit, even if that is not what I normally do

We pray for a church in dingwall where we are defined by the Love of God in us and through us;

We pray for a church in dingwall where we all admit we are human and struggle in this race.

We pray for a church in dingwall that can encourage each other to that end.

We pray for a church in dingwall where we spur one another on to love and good deeds.

We pray for a church in dingwall where that strange mixture of joy and brokenness meet and the glory and shame of the cross are ever present.

We pray for a church in dingwall where we are desperately praying for unbelievers to come to faith, and where we are living our whole lives with the missional intent of increasing God’s glory, and bringing the nations to faith in Him.

We pray for a church in dingwall that many would call ‘home’; a place where each person truly experiences the Family of God, and acceptance and love flow abundantly to each.

We pray for a church in dingwall where each person seeks to know their gifts and use them for the Body.

We pray for a church in dingwall where women are facilitated in using the gifts God has given them and not just relegated to ‘fill slots’ in roles they are not gifted for.

We pray for a church in dingwall in every form pouring out of sincere hearts as we begin seeing more of God in His holiness; where we forget the surroundings we are in, and just bow before Him and offer Him our all.

1 comment:

Rock in the Grass said...

I'll pray with you
PG

 

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