A Prayer for Our Congregation


O gracious God, I ask that you bless First Congregational Church and enlarge our border, and that your hand might be with us, and that you would keep us from hurt and harm.

I pray for the spiritual and emotional healing of this congregation.  May your Spirit so fill us that we are able to forgive those who have hurt us and leave behind old quarrels.  Inspire our hearts to new levels of love and trust so that we may become a living and visible example of your Kingdom.

I pray your Spirit be upon the leaders of our congregation, that they may be able to discern your will and help us move in the directions you would have us go.

I pray for our youth ministries and for those who serve on our Christian Education Committee.  May the Spirit enable and lift up teachers for our Sunday school and leaders for our youth groups.  May our youth be filled with your Spirit and make the faith their own.

I ask these things, O God, even as I give you thanks for all that Jesus and his Church have been in my life.  May all who worship with us find the peace, love, comfort, and strength that are ours as your children.

Amen.



Last modified 8/31/2001