• 6.8.20

    personal repentance

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14


    Prayer:

    “Father, we repent of the sin in our own lives that would cause us to see those who are different than us as less important. Racism and prejudice continue to plague our world and even our churches. We recognize our own sin and pride, and we ask you to forgive us for where we have failed to love as you have loved us. Our nation and our world need healing and hope. Let that healing begin in us as we humble ourselves and repent of our sin.”

  • 6.9.20

    personal humility

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “But he gives greater grace. Therefore he says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

    “My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,” James 1:19


    Prayer:

    “Father, help us to glorify you by living in humility as Your children. Jesus, we thank you for how you modeled this for us. Help us to be quick to listen to those whose experience is different than our own. Help us to be slow to speak, and slow to become defensive about issues that make us uncomfortable.”

  • 6.10.20

    justice

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭- NKJV

    “Learn to do what is good. Pursue justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause.” Isaiah 1:17

     

    Prayer:

    “Father, may we glorify You by reflecting Your values among Your people. Let the truth of Your Word be the standard by which we measure right and wrong, and the standard by which we accept people, regardless of skin color, class or culture. We pray for your justice to reign not only in our hearts, but in the world around us.”

  • 6.11.20

    unity in the church

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “So, then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole building, being put together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.” Ephesians 2:19-20

     

    Prayer:

    “Father, give us the strength to strive for unity, not uniformity. Allow us to see that the mystery of the gospel involves You uniting all people together in Christ, so we would recognize all groups and cultures as important and valuable. Let our supernatural unity be a picture of your Gospel and grace to the culture around us.”

  • 6.12.20

    diversity in the church

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands.” Revelation 7:9

     

    Prayer:

    “Father, work in and through us so that Sunday morning worship in America would no longer be the most segregated hour of the week. May we truly become a priesthood from every tribe, tongue, people and nation. Let us see our differences as a strength that brings you glory. Let our worship gatherings be a picture of the glory and joy of heaven as all of your children gather before your throne in heaven.”

  • 6.13.20

    hearts of compassion

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another. Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:9-10; 13-15

     

    Prayer:

    “Father, please open our eyes and hearts to the hurts and concerns of people from all races and ethnicities. We ask that the Holy Spirit would compel us to develop genuine friendships with people from other races and ethnic groups. Help us to honor one another, and to weep with those who weep.”

  • 6.14.20

    gospel centered unity

    SCRIPTURE READING:

    “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10


    Prayer:

    “Father, Please help us make the Gospel the main thing that unites us, instead of communication style, worship style or culture. We are not defined by our differences, but rather by the truth that the Gospel has redeemed us. We are not our own; we are Your people. Help us to live out the truth of our Gospel identity.”

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