You are the giver of grace and mercy. You are the defender of our faith. You are the quality of our life. You are the One who saves all. You are the One who wipes our sins white as snow. You have promised to honor us if we indeed honor You.
We repent of the mistakes we have made in the past. Many of us at FRC know intimately what it means to have a past that has served self and sinned against Your name and Your word. We know what it means to be at the bottom of life and to only have one chance to look up – which is to look to You and You only. You are the One and Only Savior of our life.
Lord, I lift up those in our church family that are facing mountains of hopelessness. Their future now seems like it is going to take a very dark turn. Their pain is great and their faith is being shaken. Use this time in their life to strengthen their fragile faith; bind up what is broken; gather what is scattered; bring to peace what is strife; release Your gift of grace and shower them with mercy. Turn their mourning into praise. Give them the oil of Your gladness. Pour Your favor on them and help them feel with intimacy Your peace and Your presence. Mightily turn the cards toward them in favor just as you turned the cards for the woman caught in adultery. You said to her “Has no one condemned you?” She replied, “No one.” And You said to her, “Then neither do I condemn you; go now and leave your life of sin.” The same grace You bestowed up this woman bestow upon those caught in the middle of bad circumstances. Have mercy on their hearts because they now want to serve You. Use this opportunity in their life for good. As you have promised to work all things together for good for those who are called according to Your purpose.
We ask this in Your name, Jesus. You have promised that whatever we ask in Your name, it will be given to us by Your Father in Heaven. I pray that this promise will be realized in the lives of those in our church family who are facing incredible difficult circumstances. May Your Power be revealed!
In Jesus name,
Ezekiel 34:16; Isaiah 61:3; John 8:10; Romans 8:28