THEME: POWER OF UNITY
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;”
-Jesus became Man and sacrificed His life for the sake of our redemption. He Himself founded the church and commissioned some to be apostles who were called first (Matthew 10:2-4). Christ is the cornerstone and built the church with the apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20). He also anoints teachers, pastors and evangelists to equip the saints in the knowledge of Him and His word. Since the harvest is plentiful and the laborers few, Christ commissions us to go into the world to preach the gospel and baptize people in His name (Matthew 28:19). Unity is therefore critical in the work of building up the church so that many may come to the knowledge of Christ and have perfect unity in Him, joint in His body.
This the day that You have made Lord, we rejoice are glad in it. We pray for our president that You may bless him and increase him in wisdom dear Father. We pray for his meeting with the US president that You may take over the deliberations and decision that will take place for the glory of Your name. We pray for all our political leaders that they may seek after peace and godliness. We pray for our nation that we will always dwell peace even as we go into the next general election. May You dear Jesus give us the best president whose heart is after Your own heart. May You bless our nation and enlighten us economically, financially, morally and spiritually, that many may believe in You dear Jesus. We pray for all the church leaders, that they may follow Your divine will. We pray for the church that it may always stand upon You Christ, the cornerstone. May we stand upon You dear Jesus as we hold fast faith in You and submit all our plans and strategies unto You. We surrender all our gifts and ministries unto You dear Jesus that You may guide us to equip saints for Your kingdom purposes. We surrender our lives unto You Holy Spirit, may You breath in us afresh that we may always submit to Your divine will. We surrender our homes, relationships, marriages, children, work, plans, nation unto You dear Jesus, may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
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