Prayer for May 7-13, 2017
Sermon Text: Acts 2:42-47
That your love and power may flow through us
Bind us together, dear God, in the new life that your Spirit gives and energizes.
Enable us to immerse ourselves fully in the instruction of the apostles as we find it in the scriptures. Enable us to read, preach and learn with an understanding that You are reconciling all things together in Christ. Help us not to read in self-serving ways.
Enable us to share our lives in courageous ways. Do not let us be too focused on our individuality, but help us see our lives in the context of a community of faith whose spiritual and economic life stand in bold contrast to the usual standards of the world.
Bring us to the table to break bread, joyfully, with diverse people. Let our fellowship overflow with glad praise.
As we share life together, let your power flow through us to bring healing and liberation to many around us. Let your love flow through us to draw many close to You and your forgiveness. Let many be awed by what You can do.
Enable us to be deeply committed to each other as we are wholly committed to You. Amen.