We’re back…had a great trip (although with e-mail and cell phones, it is virtually impossible to really take off, completely…it was still somewhat of a working trip... but it’s all good). I missed you all, and hope to see you ITB in a few hours.
Anyway, I’ll be back here later today after church, but in the meantime, here is a prayer from Germaine Copeland's Prayers That Avail Much to which I would like for you to add your agreement.
Vision for a Church
Father, in the name of Jesus, we come into Your presence thanking You for Church In The Now and Now Ministries. You have called us to be saints in Conyers, Georgia and around the world. As we lift our voices in one accord, we recognize that You are God and everything was made by and for You. We call into being those things that be not as though they were.
We thank You that we all speak the same thing: There is no division among us; we are perfectly joined together in the same mind. Grant unto us, Your representatives here, a boldness to speak Your Word, which You will confirm with signs following. We thank You that we have workmen in abundance and all manner of cunning people for every manner of work. Each department operates in the excellence of ministry and intercessions. We have in our church the ministry gifts for the edifying of this body till we all come into the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a mature person. None of our people will be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine. We speak the truth in love.
We are a growing and witnessing body of believers becoming 10,000 strong. We have every need met. Therefore, we meet the needs of people who come — spirit, soul and body. We ask for the wisdom of God in meeting these needs. Father, we thank You for the ministry facilities that will more than meet the needs of the ministry You have called us to. Our church is prospering financially, and we have more than enough to meet every situation. We have everything we need to carry out Your Great Commission and reach the Metropolitan Atlanta area for Jesus. We are a people of love as love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We thank You that the Word of God is living big in all of us and Jesus is Lord!
We are a supernatural church, composed of supernatural people doing supernatural things, for we are laborers together with God. We thank You for Your presence among us, and we lift our hands and praise Your holy name! Amen.
Acts 4:24 Ephesians 4:11-15
Romans 4:17 Philippians 4:19
1 Corinthians 1:10 Romans 5:5
Acts 4:29 1 Corinthians 3:9
Mark 16:20b Psalm 63:4
I said that I would be back here after church...so here I am (there are currently 15 comments posted). I don't really have anything to add to what I've already said today, but I do want to thank those of you who were ITB for helping to make the service so free and powerful! I feel very energized by what took place on that holy ground this morning...
How about you?