August 27 Prayer
“Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.”
1 Corinthians 1:7-9 MSG
Paul wrote this to a very divided church at the time and then he urged them to get along and live in harmony for the sake of Christ’s name.
We have been given all the spiritual gifts we need to live our lives in the name of Jesus. His name is his glory and character. His gifts are wisdom and discernment. His name is unity ..
‘Rather be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. Put to rest any divisions that attempts to tear apart . Be restored to one another’
What is the one thought and purpose that is Jesus? What did He come to do?
Pause to pray and ask for what you need to be united in one thought and purpose this day .
‘In your name Jesus , the anointed one, we ask for all of your gifts to be displayed through us, your church.
We thank you that it is by your grace and peace freely given through Jesus Christ that makes this possible .
We are weak and weary of trying to get our points across and trust that you are the one that brings truth and unity.
Pour out your spirit upon us as when you opened the scroll of Isaiah, bringing sight to the blind, hope for the poor, release for the burdened and battered, setting the prisoners free.’ Lk.4:18
May we see ourselves in all of these.
May we have the same spirit that is in you, Jesus to partner with you in this work here on earth.
Thank you that we do have all the gifts we need.
So we ask for unity to happen in and through us to live worthy of your name.
We receive the grace and peace to rest in the knowledge that You never give up on us, ever!
Now go in peace and be makers of peace.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.