Prayer for the Church

Father God,
May your Holy Spirit be the power and the presence behind our services. May we surrender our talents, experiences and education to You; so that, You may use them solely for Your purpose, plan and glory.
May we come expecting Your Holy Spirit to empower our services. May those who attend leave being moved to worship and be in awe of God.
May they go out changed, moved to carry the message of Jesus Christ, not the speaker or the music, out to their family, friends, neighbors, and the community.
We trust You, LORD, to make Your Word living and active among our church leaders and members.
May all we do and say, as the body of Christ at PRF, be by the power and presence of Your Holy Spirit , living and active among us.
May Your Scripture become alive in us as we seek your face daily. May Your Word be the double edged sword that judges our thoughts and attitudes; so that, we might live our lives as living sacrifices for the grace of Christ to reach the lost sheep in our community.
May our prayers, praises and worship be a pleasing aroma to You, God, rising from Your living altar.
I ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and my Savior.
Amen.