May 10 – A Prayer for CLF

Posted on May 10, 2011

Are you praying for your church family?

This past Sunday I preached from Ephesians 3. In this wonderful chapter, Paul speaks about the unity of believers with God and each other because of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. As we move into Ephesians 4 next Sunday, we’ll see that Paul goes even farther into the issue of unity. 

Chapter 3 closes with one of the most beautiful prayers in the entire Bible. At the end of my sermon, I challenged everyone at CLF to pray that prayer for CLF every day for the next 30 days.

My reason for writing today is twofold:
1) To remind those of you who were present to follow through on this challenge, and
2) To let those of you who couldn’t attend know about this challenge.

I believe that if we want God to truly bless this body, we have to come together in unity and ASK for His blessing in FAITH! Will you answer the challenge? Offer this prayer (pasted below) sincerely in faith at least once daily for at least the next month, and let’s join together in expecting God to work!

A Prayer for CLF

For this reason I kneel before You, Father, the One from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. I pray that according to the wealth of Your glory You may grant me and every person in Your flock at Christian Life Fellowship:

  • to be strengthened with power through Your Spirit in our inner persons,
  • that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith,
  • that we would be rooted and grounded in love,
  • that we may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth of Christ’s love,
  • and thus that we would know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Now to You, Lord, who by the power You are working within us is able to do immeasurably beyond all we could ask or imagine, to You be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

(Adapted from Ephesians 3:14-21) 

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