Pastoral Prayer (1/10/21)

Praise and Adoration  

O God, 

We praise you for the goodness and the mercy we’ve received at your hand. 

We praise you that you are our refuge and strength,

a very present help in trouble. 

Because you are our help and our refuge, we will not fear. 

Though the earth gives way, 

though our nation rages against the truth,

though presidential elections come and go,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 

we will not fear, because our God is in our midst, and we shall not be moved. 

Nations rage and kingdoms totter; 

but The Lord of Hosts is with us; 

the God of Jacob is our fortress. 

Father, to you our hearts are turned to find grace and a multitude of tender mercies. Hear our requests and grant them according to your perfect will.

Christian Ministry and Mission

Father, we pray for the mission of your church around this world. We pray specifically for our missionaries, George and Judy Jamison as they serve your church overseas. We pray that you would supply every one of their needs. Give them boldness as they proclaim the gospel to a part of the world that has seen little light of the gospel in recent centuries. Let your church thrive and grow as a result of George and Judy’s ministry there. And let Christ’s rule and reign be known savingly throughout all the Middle East. 

Sanctification of the Saints

Father, we also pray for our church this morning, Gethsamene Baptist. Give us your grace to trust your word, and to be faithful to the ministry that you’ve called us to here in Marengo, OH. Help us to a be a church that cherishes the gospel and honors your sacred word. Help us to be a church that seeks to understand your word with all our minds, and then obey it with all our hearts. Help us not to chase every fad that promises fast growth, but help us instead to run after biblical faithfulness. And as we do so, help us to trust you with the results. 

We pray specifically for Kyle, Samantha. and their daughter, Lilah, and their unborn child soon to enter this world. We ask for your blessings on Kyle and Samantha as they seek to glorify you with their marriage and their parenthood. We pray for Kyle as he protects and provides for his family. Give him your grace as he pursues godliness as a husband and a father. Give Samantha your grace as a wife to Kyle and mother to Lilah and an unborn child. We pray bring their unborn child to full term, and that you would bring Lilah and their unborn child to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus. Give them faith, repentance, and new life in Christ. 

The Word

And now, O Lord, as we open your word, open our eyes that we might behold wondrous things out of your law. 

We ask all this in Jesus name. Amen. 

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