Prayers: December 13, 2020
Pray in thanksgiving for God’s presence in our lives:
- Thank you, Lord, for climbing into my boat and calming the seas of my personal storms.
- Thank you, Lord, for teaching me to make room in my heart for You.
- Thank you, Lord, that You are always ready to do something new for me. Isaiah 41:19
- Thank you, Lord, that we do not have to dwell in discouragement. 2 Chronicles 20:17
- Thank you, Lord, that family and friends are just a phone call away.
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ:
- Those with ongoing health concerns. Thank God for the daily improvements.
- Those in nursing or homebound care. Pray for safety from the COVID virus.
- Those affected by the pandemic either as victims or caregivers. Pray for perseverance to continue doing our part to stop the spread.
- For salvation for our children, that as we are faithful in teaching them the Scriptures, God will lead them to saving faith.
- That we might find the right words to bring others joy
- That brothers and sisters may enjoy good health and that all may go well with them, even as their soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2
- That God will soften the hearts of our family members who still do not know Jesus as their Savior
- For our missionaries – that they may be protected and empowered by God even in their difficulty
Pray for CCC:
- That God will use us ordinary people to make a difference for His kingdom
- That our actions are guided by the truths of the Bible
- For our outreach efforts to the community; that small gifts from the church may direct them to the best gift of Jesus Christ in their lives.
- For clarity to see God working amidst this chaos and continue the race and not grow weary
- That even as we struggle through the pandemic, we are still planning for the future
- Thank God for Official Board leaders faithfully carrying out their duties
- That our pastors will receive God’s protection, preach with wisdom and be blessed by the Holy Spirit
To Think About: We have entered into the church season of Advent when we prepare for the coming of Jesus anew in our hearts. On this third Sunday of Advent we reflect on Joy – the joy that is felt from the Holy Spirit dwelling in our hearts and guiding us to eternity, not the fleeting feelings brought on by the world. Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:6-8 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11