DAY 6: FOCUS ON GOD’S CHARACTER
October 6, 2018
“Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don't want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of 'good time' is seldom in sync with ours.”
- Oswald Chambers
Adoring God’s Character
Allow Ephesians 1:3-10 to be your prayer guide today. Begin by reading the text through three times. What do these verses tell you about who God is? His plans, purposes, and ways?
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
Praying God’s Character in Me & UCC
Now, praise God for what He has done for us in Christ as described in these verses. For example, “I praise you, God, for choosing me before the foundation of the world, that I should be holy and blameless before you, through faith in your Son Jesus Christ.” Now use the verses to pray to pray for UCC.
Praying for the Growth of UCC
God please grant that would grow in our knowledge and understanding of who you are and that your character would be formed in us.
God, please grant Spirit-directed clarity and direction around mission and vision.
God, we ask for Your wisdom, clarity and discernment for how best to structure our church and strategies with the three existing congregations.
God, may our elders be men character, full of the Spirit, who will shepherd your people of at UCC with integrity of heart and skillful hands.
Praying for Sunday Services
Now take a moment to pray for tomorrows 3 Sunday services at UCC.
Pray for all who will attend.
Pray for all who will serve.
Pray for all who will be visiting.
Pray for the children and youth.
Pray for pastor Shaun as he prepares to preach.
Pray for that in all things Christ would be exalted.