Prayers for the Church
Almighty and eternal Father, thank you for the gift of Salvation, thank you because of your holy name Jesus Christ of which all families in heaven and earth is named; it is upon the revelation of this name that you have established your church and has made it a mighty rock that the gates of hell cannot prevail against.
It is your desire most holy Lord to have all men saved by the incorruptible seed of the word of God; endure your church on earth with the right knowledge and revelation of your word, may all the lost sheep in the world hear your word and draw near to you, add to the church daily as many that should be saved; so that we all can be one sheep under one Shepherd.
Uphold your ministers with your right hand of righteousness, give them sound judgment in teaching, correction, rebuking and in doctrine; deliver them from shame and reproach, bless their families and make them good leaders in their homes so they can direct the affairs of your church; fill them with power from above to withstand the antics of the evil one, and grant that by preaching and teaching this word of eternal life they will save both themselves and those that hears them; that when the chief Shepherd shall appear in glory we all shall be gathered in the cloud to meet Him through the merit of Jesus Christ our redeemer! Amen.