THEME FOR THE WEEK- “My City”
The third week we will pray together for our city and the area in which we live. Pray for opportunities to impact it, pray for our city officials and leaders. Pray for people in this city to come to church and experience Jesus.
VERSE OF THE DAY
Matthew 9:35-38 (NLT)
“Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
There are three amazing thoughts that stand out in these verses. First, we see that Jesus won’t hold anything back from us…He healed everyone and everything! Secondly, His compassion as the good shepherd moved him toward people and we need to do the same. Lastly, we see the need for Jesus in this world is huge. As we pray for our city we are praying and believing that the Lord will send more people to help point the lost to Jesus!
• Recognize the unlimited resources we have in Christ to help people.
• Pray for the churches in our area to become strong and for their leaders and pastors to be encouraged and blessed.
• Pray for our church and it's pastors to be encouraged and blessed.
• Pray the lost will come to Jesus and those who are hurting will be healed.
PRAYERS TO PRAY
• Jesus, we are not limited anymore by what we see. Today we will stand strong for your healing and grace to change people’s lives.
• Lord, we pray we will not operate out of fear or lack but will boldly declare what you want to do.
• Jesus, we pray for the churches that are in this city. We pray you would bless every pastor and leader and speak to them!
• Father, we lift up Expression Church. We believe we are going to see people healed and lives restored. Thank you for allowing us to be a big part of what you are doing through Expression Church in 2017!