The Pastor Search Team invites anyone who wants to commit to a time of prayer on Thursday mornings, 10am in the Parlor.
Prayerful Commitment 1
God open my eyes that I might see my church as You see it. Let me see where change needs to take place even if it is painful to me. And use me, I pray to be an instrument of that change whatever the cost.
Prayerful Commitment 2
God, give me the conviction and the courage to be like the heroes of Hebrews 11. Teach me not to hold onto those things in my church that are my personal preferences and styles. Show me not only how to let go, but where to let go, so that I may heed Your commands more closely.
Prayerful Commitment 3
God, give my church and me a heart for our community. Let me see people through Your eyes. And give me the courage and the wisdom to let go of this church, so that others who best reflect this community can lead us and teach us.
Prayerful Commitment 4
Lord, help me grasp that all the money I think I have is really Yours. Help me to grasp that all the money our church has is not the church’s, but Yours. Give us healthy giving hearts to use these funds according to Your purpose.
Prayerful Commitment 5
Lord, remind me that I am to be a Great Commission Christian in a Great Commission church. Remind me that, in Your strength, I am to do whatever it takes to reach out into my community with the transforming power of the gospel.
Prayerful Commitment 6
Lord, open my eyes to the needs of others. Show me how to live more like Your Son, who always put others interests first. And especially show me that attitude as I serve in my church.
Prayerful Commitment 7
Please give our pastor a heart and a vision to reach and minister to people beyond our walls. Teach me to be the kind of church member who encourages and supports our pastor, so discouragement and disillusionment does not lead to departure.
Prayerful Commitment 8
Lord, teach me to pray. Teach me to pray consistently. Teach me to be a leader in prayer in my church. And teach me to keep passionate and believing prayer as the lifeblood of this church.
Prayerful Commitment 9
God, reignite the hearts of our church members, including me, to have a passion for the gospel. Teach our church to share the gospel with others. Teach us to live as men and women who are true bearers of the good news of Jesus Christ. Remind us of our purpose. Convict us of our purpose. Empower us to live our purpose.
Prayerful Commitment 10
Lord, teach me the proper stewardship of all the material items You give me personally and in my church. Help me never let that stewardship evolve into obsession and idolatry, especially where I lose my perspective on what really matters.
From "Autopsy of a Deceased Church"