Prayer For A New Church Building

Father, we know that church planting is the most effective means of reaching people with the Gospel. Enable us this week to make progress on planting our next church.

In Jesus' name, Amen!

Father, there are ways we can improve every system in our church to more effectively fulfill your mission. Show us what and how to improve at least piece of one system this week.

Lord, move a significant number of our members to take their next step in discipleship this week.

Lord, draw people to our church this weekend who need salvation. Then draw them into a relationship with you. Then enable us to connect each new believer into a discipling relationship and cause them to become fruitful followers of you!

Thank you for entrusting newcomers to us, Lord! Please draw each one back next week. Give us eyes to see them, and capacity to make them into new friends.

Father, as you speak through each speaker, change the life of every listener! Cause them to leave their meetings more like Jesus than when they came in.

Lord, anoint every teacher in every room of our church this week! Place your Spirit upon the preacher, youth teacher, and every Small Group and Sunday school leader as they communicate truth from your Word.

Father, we honor you here in this place. You rule the nations; your Son Jesus sits at your right hand until he has put every enemy under his feet, the last enemy being death. You are God, who made the world and everything in it. You are Lord of heaven and earth and do not live in temples made by man, nor are you served by human hands, as though you need anything, since you yourself give to all mankind life and breath and everything.

So Father, we come to you this morning, not to give you something you need, for you need nothing. But in view of your great mercy, we come to offer ourselves to you this morning as living sacrifices - individually, our families, and this church, and we do it here in this new building we meet in. Father may it be used to further your kingdom.

May this be a place where sinners find their Savior and the prodigal is welcomed by you, a generous and compassionate Father. May this be a place your saints, young and old, are encouraged in the gospel, equipped for service, sanctified in the truth, and joyously assured of the eternal redemption Jesus has earned for us. Where the wounded receive comfort for their souls, the weary are revived, the despairing are filled with hope, the depressed filled with joy, and the sick are healed. Where the thirsty find satisfaction and the hungry are filled up.

May this be a place where your word is honored and trembled at; where your people are perfecting holiness in the fear of you; where friendships are established and deepened and many sins are covered by love.

Where you Father seek and find worshipers who worship in spirit and truth. And Jesus, our Head receives honor and praise his cross boasted in, the power of his resurrection lived in, and his second coming hoped for. May the Spirit of God, the heavenly Dove, finds a friendly place to land and to dwell.

Father I pray for serious disciples to be made here blood-bought, Spirit-filled, word-saturated, sold-out, cross-bearing disciples who make an impact on the nations of the world.

Father, I pray that as we gather week after week, we would be filled up with your Spirit, equipped in all kinds of ways for all kinds of service and sent out to touch the world around us a world so desperately in need of good news!

All of this we pray in the name of Jesus and for your glory Father. Amen.