Prayer For The Ministry
All-Powerful Lord, I come before You on behalf of those serving overseas in unsafe conditions. I want to ask gracious Lord, that You would cover each member of the family with a hedge of protection and watch over them as they come and go. I pray that You remove from before them any snares or traps of their enemies. I pray You keep them safe so that they can continue in their ministry. Amen.
It helps, now and then, to step back, and take the long view.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not only beyond our efforts,
it is even beyond our vision.
We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.
Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying
That the Kingdom always lies beyond us.
No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church's mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We will plant the seeds that one day will grow,
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything,
and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but everything is a beginning,
a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results,
But that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are the workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future of our own.
May that future be filled with grace, peace, and hope. Amen.
Powerful Father, we thank you for the unity we have in our ministry and for the good leaders you have given us. We pray that you may give us the grace to continue serving you in truth and spirit. Let your Holy Spirit guide us in any decision making. May he minister to us, convict us when we sin, and lead us to repentance, so that we may always be close to you. We glorify your holy name. Amen.
Heavenly Father, we humble ourselves before you, putting our ministry in your able hands. Help us focus on the work you've called us to do. Let our roles be aligned with your purpose for us. We depend on your wisdom and your guidance. We pray that our priority remains to help the church members to walk in you and to help those in need. Do not let anything sway us away from our true mission and vision. Amen.
Loving Heavenly Father, Who causes all the Holy scripture to be written for our learning, open our hearts and minds I pray, so that we are willing to hear and understand all that Your Holy Spirit has to teach us today.
May we read, mark, learn and inwardly digest, all that You have graciously condescended give us in Your Word. Help us not only to be hearers of Your Word, but those that take and apply all that we learn from You in our lives, to Your praise and glory.
Guide me I pray, as I seek to minister the truth of Your Word. Give us all ears that are ready to listen and hearts that are willing to learn, and may we all be fed from the living Bread, Who Himself came down from heaven to be our Saviour and Lord.
I ask this in the name of our precious Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord,
God, we thank You that you have seen fit to place us in this little corner of Your vast world to be ministers unto You and to those whom You choose to place in our path. May we be faithful servants as we share the good news of the glorious gospel of Christ, and witness to the amazing grace whereby we have all been saved.
Thank You, for the seeds of the gospel of grace that have been quietly growing down through the centuries of time. Thank You, that we have been brought into that great family of God and have become a part of the growing body of Christ, separated into the gospel, by faith in Him.
Thank You, for the good work of grace that You have begun in our lives and all those with whom we are called to minister. May we be kept humble before You and prevent us from an attitude of self-inflated importance but rather let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and ministry.
Lord, we pray that the Lord Jesus may be exulted in all we do, and may we submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all we undertake. Open ministry doors, as You see fit, so that we may shed abroad more of Your saving and sanctifying grace to those in need. May we continue to grow in grace and wisdom and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and may all we say and do point others to Jesus, so that His name is glorified in all we say and do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus,
Loving Lord and Heavenly King, thank You for the work in ministering to others, that in Your kindness, You have placed me. Father, there are many challenges and many temptations in the ministry into which You have seen fit to place me, and I pray that in all things You would give me wisdom, discernment, integrity and a humility that only comes from You.
Keep me from being influenced by the flattering tongues of men and women, and keep me ever mindful that this is not my exclusive ministry, but simply the place that You have seen fit to place me for the time-being.
Help me to use my time wisely, and to be prudent in the way I spend ministry resources. Keep me in the road of righteousness, for His names sake. I pray this in Jesus' name,
Loving Lord, we desire in this ministry to lift up the lovely name of the Lord Jesus, and to glorify our Father in heaven. Bless our ministry we pray, and may Your Holy Spirit lead and guide all we say and do. May we be changed more and more into the image of Jesus as we seek to follow His command, to love as He has loved us.
Protect us Lord, from the wiles of the enemy who would seek to destroy the good work that You are doing. Build us up in the unity of the Spirit and may we be transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ by the renewing of our mind, day by day.
Keep us Lord, from following our own fleshly pursuits, but rather may we be guided by You in all the areas of this ministry work. Provide for all our needs, knowing that You are One Who has promised to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory.
Guard us, guide us, keep up and use us as You see fit. In Jesus' name we pray,