DEAR LORD, thank you for my church
and for the people who are a part of it.
I’m grateful to be reminded each Sunday of
who I want to be,
who you want me to be, and
who you want us to be together.
Continue to guide the pastor, other leaders, and each church family member.
Keep us faithful to you and to the mission you have given us.
Help our lives better reflect your love, both as individuals and as a community.
I pray for courage and encouragement
for those who are starting new churches.
Let their lives show your love and caring
so that many people who need you will find you.
Help my living always be a credit to my church
and a sign of my faith in you. Amen.
– Mary Lou Redding
Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments
From page 107 of Prayers for Life’s Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments, compiled and edited by Mary Lou Redding. Copyright © 2012 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12, NRSV
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This week we remember: John Woolman (October 7).
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