February 2016 Prayer Time

OCW February Prayer Time

written by Lindy Swanson, Prayer Team Member

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the grace of love, for giving us Your peace and the gift of faith to believe that You have accomplished for us what we could not do for ourselves. Thank You, Jesus, for being obedient to the point of death. Your love is amazing! Holy Spirit, thank You for being to us the token pledge from Jesus, our beloved husband, that He will return for us, His Bride, after He has prepared a place for us. Come quickly. We love You because You first loved us.

Thank You for seating us in the heavenly places in Christ, for giving us Your authority to manifest the riches of Your grace and wisdom on earth and in heaven. Thank You for strengthening us with Your power, equipping us to build each other up in love and for dwelling in us as Your holy temple, so that we can accomplish the purposes for which You created us.

Help us to walk in a manner worthy of our high calling by showing love to one another through our patience, humility, gentleness, and forbearance. Help us to be “diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3 nasb). Help us to clearly communicate Your love and the administration of Your kingdom to others through our speaking, writing, and discipleship ministries. Help us to build up Your body so that we might attain the unity of faith and the knowledge of Your Son, to grow into and develop the mature stature befitting Christ’s fullness as the head of the body.

As Your beloved children, we choose to imitate you by walking in love. We surrender ourselves to You in love and offer our prayers as an incense offering. Thank You for hearing and answering us.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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