Praying for Your Congregation

Transformation begins with a simple prayer. The Apostle Paul simply reminded his congregations of his daily prayers for them: "I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ."

God is doing a good work in the church and everyone's lives. God is doing a good work in the preacher's life. Let your congregation know that you are praying for them, that you want their highest good, personally and as a community, and that you are praying that the congregation embody God's vision for it in this time and place. Invite them to join you on the journey. And, anticipate great things in worship, preaching, and service through God's grace.

6/1/2011 4:00:00 AM
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  • Bruce Epperly
    About Bruce Epperly
    Bruce Epperly is a theologian, spiritual guide, pastor, and author of twenty one books, including Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed, Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living, and The Center is Everywhere: Celtic Spirituality for the Postmodern Age. He may be reached at for lectures, workshops, and retreats.