Prayers for the Church: Patience & Persistence

The Church needs patience and persistence!

I invite you to pray with me for the Church as I continue my way through a series of prayer posts. See links to previous prayers below.

The Church needs patience because it usually takes time to experience transformation. It takes time to lead transformation and to shape (or reshape) a biblically-focused, missional culture!

The Church needs persistence as it engages in challenging ministry in an uncertain and difficult world.

O God, thank you for entrusting us with the awesome task of being the hands and feet of Jesus in a dark and broken world. Thank you for calling us to be a voice of hope!

Sometimes transformation happens quickly. But even overnight transformation is usually preceded by lots of prayer and seed-planting. Often the work is painstakingly slow. Please help us to be patient, trusting you to work in and through us. Help us trust that you are always at work, even if behind-the-scenes!

Whenever we encounter difficulty along the way, help us to be persistent, and to keep moving forward!

Encourage us to keep planting lots and lots of seeds and “not get tired of doing good, because in time we’ll have a harvest if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6.9, CEB).

Thank you for your work among us. And thank you for inviting us to participate in what you are doing in the world! Amen.

(Previous prayers include: awakening, transformational leaders, urgency, hope, health, compassion, action, unity, power, favor, endurance, trust, discipline, courage, vision, provision, and humble & hungry).

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