The Church needs to trust God!
I have been writing a series of prayers for the Church, offering a prayer with a different focus each week. It’s been a few months since my last prayer in this series, and I have a few more I want to write. So far, I’ve prayed for awakening, transformational leaders, urgency, hope, health, compassion, action, unity, power, favor, and endurance.
Trust in God is the foundation of our relationship and walk with God. Scripture challenges us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3.5).
O God, thank you for your ongoing work in your Church. As always, thank you for inviting us to participate in what you are doing in the world!
You are trustworthy, O Lord; we can trust you with all of our hearts. Help us put our whole trust in you!
We trust you to cause all things to work together for the good of those who love you, those who are called according to your purpose. We trust you to lead us and guide us in living and serving in ways that honor Jesus Christ!
And we trust you for the future of your Church. Because we trust you with all of our hearts, we pray (as Mark Batterson suggests in The Circle Maker), Lord, do something unpredictable and uncontrollable! We ask that with a little apprehension because we don’t really know what that means or how it will play out, but we trust that it will be good for the Church and ultimately for the world which we are called to reach with the good news of Jesus Christ!
As a sign of our trust in you, O God, we say yes to wherever you lead us and to whatever you call us to do. Give us courage to trust you more so that we may bring more and more honor to our Savior Jesus Christ! Amen.