Inspired by The Need to Pray for the Church, by Hanna Keys, at Mission Network News.
We come to You today to give great thanks for all of our blessings this and every day of the year. We reach out to You to help strengthen those who are persecutied for their belief in Your Son, Jesus. We ask that You bring to them peace and hope and the resolve to endure.
We most want to thank You for giving to us Your Son. We pray with tears of great gratitude that Jesus gave himself for our sinful hearts and built us His beautiful church, a place where we are able to gather and serve Him. We acknowledge that we must always focus on the need to stand together to uphold faith in His Name. We beseech you to make us a strong body of believers. We allow the Prince of Peace to Reign Supreme in our lives. We pray for peace in Your world. And we pray for our troops, that they may restore calm and the love of Jesus over all the land.
We pray for the strength of His Church. We pray that the church will be His Church and nothing more. We pray that it holds strong and firm against never ending onslaughts of perdition. We pray that His Church withstand as a bastion of faith against the unstoppable barrage of difficult and challenging circumstances of the world. We pray that the church will continue to minister to those in need: the widows, the orphans, the poor, all of the underprivileged of society. We pray the church of Jesus will continue to soften the hard hearts of those who hate Him. May all come under the wing of Jesus and His Great Love.
We pray that our focus remain upon You and upon your son, Jesus. We strive to make His Name known among all nations. We pray for your eternal support, as we work hard to stand firm and strong in our faith, regardless of the worldly circumstances upon us.
In the name of Your Son, Jesus, we most sincerely pray.