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Following Jesus Together Through Prayer

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, February 25, is Community Sunday and we will be all together remembering and celebrating our Big God as a whole faith community. The theme is, "Following Jesus together through PRAYER!!!"

"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people… Pray that we may declare the Gospel fearlessly, as we should.” Ephesians 6:18-20 

We are going to do the thing that God says is important to do on all occasions and at all times…PRAY! And, we are going to use the Fruits of the Spirit as the tool to focus and direct our praying together.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 

As part of our morning, we will have a six-minute time of community prayer where anyone is invited to stand at their seat and pray out loud a one to two sentence prayer of gratitude or acknowledgement. We will have students who will bring the microphone to you so we may all hear and join you in your prayer.

We know we do not have time to hear from everyone, but our hope is to hear from as many of our faith family as wish to pray out loud. Please be intentional and mindful of this in your preparation and make your prayers one to two sentences long and focused on gratitude and acknowledgement of the ways you see the Fruits of the Spirit at work in our faith community and in your own lives.

Some examples:

  • Thank you, Holy Spirit, for giving me your patience with a challenging colleague. Help me to keep choosing love.
  • Thank you for the gentleness and kindness of my mom and dad.
  • Thank you, Jesus, for being with me in my grief and loss. I am so grateful for your faithfulness and your presence brings me peace.
  • God you are Good, All the time! Your Goodness is all over our Student Ministry! (or wherever you are serving Jesus at GPBC).

We are grateful to God for all of you and we look forward to how the Holy Spirit will meet us as we follow Jesus together through prayer this Community Sunday!



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