Prayers for the Church
Beloved in Christ, the Scripture made us to understand that the Church is one Foundation with Jesus Christ as her Lord. We equally discovered that we are built on the foundation of the Prophets and Apostles with Jesus Christ as her Chief Cornerstone. Let us on these understanding call upon the name of our Lord for His grace upon His bride (Church) worldwide as we await His glorious return.
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say (3303) that thou art John the Baptist:, (1161) some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also, unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever, thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever, thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.(Matthew 16:13-19|KJV-
Most reverence Lord; it is by Your good pleasure that life remains on earth, it’s by your divine providence that both great and small can now boldly come before you. Mighty king, we thank you for the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for through Him you have reconciled us to yourself and have made us a people of your own possession; having called us from every nation, language, people and tongue, you made us kings and priests to serve our God and we shall reign on earth.
Lord we commend this spiritual body of believers everywhere to your continual divine leadership. Thank you for choosing us from the foundation of the world to conform to the image of your dear son Jesus Christ, thank you for crushing the serpent head on that cross of Calvary and by Your glorious resurrection, you placed him perpetually beneath our feet by the power of your Holy name Jesus Christ.
Faithful God, we stand upon the revelation of all that you are and we declare in one accord that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the light which we are called into. Lord we use this opportunity to pray for Christian people everywhere who has paid the ultimate price with their own blood for the course of their faith and trust in you, most especially here in southern Kaduna and many other places, merciful Lord, grant them your eternal glory and grant we and them a part in your eternal kingdom through Jesus Christ our soon coming King.
Divine and Omnipresent Lord, you promised that where two or three are gathered in your name, that your presence is there; we pray for faithful believers everywhere whose genuine course of gathering is for thee, that by the power of the Holy Spirit, your divine presenc will continually abide with them to confirm your word with signs and wonders, that all may come to the saving knowledge of your dear son Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
King of glory! As we await your second coming in glory; deliver us from every form of foolishness, so that just like the wise virgins we all shall be ready at all times with our light burning. Increase us from revelation to revelation to be able to speak your truth in all boldness, deliver us from the d deceit of false prophets and equip us in sound doctrines by your holy word, that as we preach this gospel of the kingdom in the whole world, we shall save both ourselves and them that hears, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.