Prayer Topic #16:
A Prayer for Unity in the Body of Christ
Psalm 107:1-9, Hebrews 10:23-25
Reflection of the Heart:
This is the ______ day of the Omer. “We praise You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us by Jesus Christ, our eternal Redeemer and Savior, and commanded us to count the Omer. By faith, we wait with joyful hearts to celebrate the sending of Your Holy Spirit.”
Honorable Father, we thank You for Your tender mercies and loving-kindness towards our city and all nations of the world. Lord, we are thankful for the freedom to worship You, our God. Thank You for using the Prayer Institute to impact the world through prayer. Thank You for uniting the Body of Christ in our city, nation and around the world. Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing, and abundance in our city and throughout the world. Lord, no pagan god is like You! None can do what You do. All the nations You made will come and bow before You; they will praise Your Holy Name! You are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God!
Righteous Father, let Your Kingdom come, and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven for Christian unity among the Body of Christ. Lord, as Your people, we humble ourselves, pray and seek Your face. We believe that as we turn from our wicked ways, You will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land. We are expecting Your eyes to open and Your ears to be attentive to our prayers today. We are expecting You to sanctify the Body of Christ and place Your Name here and throughout the world forever. Amazing Father, we confess that the members of the Body of Christ are one, just as You and Your Son are one. Father, we are expecting Your heart to beat among us and we confess that as we pray, there will be unity among us and it will remain. We declare that we will be like-minded and there will be no division in the Spirit among us. We will love our neighbors as ourselves. Lord, You said that in Your Son, Jesus Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female. Father, above all things, we confess that we will put on love which is the bond of perfection.
Holy Spirit, please show reveal my part in unifying the Body of Christ within my area of influence:
Holy Father, we ask You to fill the Body of Christ with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Help us to walk worthy and fully pleasing before You. As believers, help us to be fruitful in every good work and to increase in Your knowledge. Please strengthen our churches and help them to represent Your Kingdom in the earth. Holy Spirit, synchronize the heart of every believer and unify our spirits to receive and submit to Your vision for our city. Help all of us to do our part to manifest Your vision for our city. Please help the churches in Houston to unify and pool our talents, gifts and resources to manifest real Kingdom change in our city.
Forgiving Father, forgive the Body of Christ for its many sins. Forgive us for separating ourselves through denominations, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Forgive us for not loving each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. Forgive our churches for being self-centered and self-absorbed. Forgive us when we have had a form of godliness, but denied Your power. Forgive us for not always being Kingdom-minded. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us as the Body of Christ to not yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Sovereign King, You are the visible image of the invisible God. You existed before anything was created and You are supreme over all creation. Through You, everything was created in the heavenly realms and on earth. You made the visible as well as invisible things. Thrones, kingdoms, rulers and authorities in the unseen world were all created through You and for You. You existed before anything else and You hold all creation together! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 103:4 NKJV, Psalm 86:8-10, Matthew 6:10, II Chronicles 7:14-16, John 17:21, I Corinthians 1:10, Luke 10:27, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:14, Colossians 1:9-10, II Timothy 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Colossians 1:15-17
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