Father, based on Your Gospel of grace and Your amazing love and compassion, make Grace Community Church prosper and be in good health just as our souls prosper (3 John 2). Lead us away from temptation and deliver us from evil (Matthew 6:13). Make our hearts like good soil so that we would receive Your Truth and it would bear fruit in our lives (Matthew 13:23). Put Your laws in our hearts, and write them on our minds (Hebrews 10:16). Help us to grow in wisdom and stature and favor with You and with men (Luke 2:52).
Bless us and keep us. Make Your face to shine upon us, and be gracious to us. Lift up Your countenance toward us and give us peace (Numbers 6:24-26). Equip us with everything good that we may do Your will. Work in us that which is pleasing in Your sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever (Hebrews 13:20-21). Enable us to live a life worthy of Your calling. Give us the power to accomplish all the good things our faith prompts us to do (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
Bring people to Grace who will love us and grow with us for a life-time, serving in one spirit (Philippians 2:2). Send out our people to share Your gospel and lead others to follow You (Matthew 9:37-38). May our elders and pastors be blessed by us, and be a blessing to us (Hebrews 13:17). Use each Grace facility as a house of prayer that will forever change the Newton area for Your Kingdom (Isaiah 56:7). Gift the worship and tech teams by Your Spirit to move our hearts to worship, and reach the hearts of those who are separated from You (Acts 17:26-27). Use us to spread a passion for Jesus, and a joy in Jesus through creative arts.
Start a revival in Newton and Kansas that will echo through the rest of our Nation. Move within the schools and universities. Reach young people through Loren and Juli and their leaders. Bless Igniter and our GraceKids ministry with wisdom, protection, and a heart for planting gospel seeds. Put a hedge of protection around each child that is under our care. Send your angels to minister and protect where we are unable or unaware. Be a father to the fatherless, and a defender to the widow (Psalm 68:5).
Please give believers peace in our communities so they would not be hindered from sharing the Gospel and loving their neighbors. Give the governing officials wisdom and concern for religious liberty so that the next three generations would be free to share the Gospel and send missionaries to other nations and peoples (1 Timothy 2:1-6). Give every pastor of every Bible-believing, Jesus-following church the power of your Holy Spirit so that Your Kingdom would grow (Acts 4:29-31).
Please forgive us for our evil and adulterous ways (James 4:2-4). Send us revival from Your Spirit so that none among us will die in our sins (John 8:24). May the latter days of Grace Community Church and Kansas be greater than the former (Ecclesiastes 7:8). Please do above and beyond what we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21).
In Jesus name,