September 23, 2019
Prayer for the Week:
Everlasting and Ever-Loving God, you have designed and shaped your church to look like Jesus. You have provided us wonderful examples of faithfulness in the words and lives of apostles, prophets and the kindness of those who served you without fanfare. With Jesus as our cornerstone, our model and mentor, your church shall endure. Today, let us be shaped anew, both individually and as a community. Let the stories about Jesus and those told by Jesus fashion us in such a way that the world is intrigued by what it sees in us. Let the sacrifice and selfless love of Jesus configure our life-choices and priorities so that what we say is duplicated in our daily actions. Let the Spirit gifted to us through the breath of Jesus be our encouragement as we make difficult choices in regard to what we have and what we relinquish for the work of your kingdom. Let the good achieved this day never be the limitation we place upon ourselves, for your Spirit makes possible what seemed impossible even a day earlier. Let us believe, even when belief is discomforting, that we can do so much more through your Spirit that renews and reshapes us. The moment we think we’ve done everything possible, you show up and inspire our imagination to do even more. With gratitude and a bit of apprehension, we give ourselves to you and to the way of Jesus. Amen.
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