Day 7 – Saturday Jan. 20

God we pray that the love, generosity, mercy of your kingdom be manifested in our churches.

 

Churches

 

  • Pray against gossip, negative criticism, false expectations, unhealthy burdens, strife and weariness that will seek to invade our church family (Psalm 91:5-6, 11; Luke 10:19; Eph. 4: 17, 32-5:1)
  • Pray God will heal any divisions that exist between pastors and their congregations, and between denominations
  • Let our nation see the Body of Christ united in love for one another and toward those whom Jesus has come to save (John 17:21)
  • Pray for a revival in our churches
  • Pray that churches will be a positive witness of God’s love
  • Pray for healing, forgiveness and reconciliation for any misplaced expectations, criticism, ungrateful attitudes, flawed thinking, grief, hurts, and abuse that was caused by the Church (Isa. 61:3; Mark 11:22-24, 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Eph. 4:32-5:1; Phil. 4:19)
  • Pray for pastors and church leaders to have a God-sized concern for Ottawa (Jonah 4:10-11)
  • Pray that churches give genuine hospitality to all who comes through their doors (Rom. 15:4-6; 2 Thess. 2:16-17)
  • Pray for openness to the gospel in our city