CHURCH PRAYER (December 2018)
Leader: Father God, You sent Your Son on that first Christmas to bring hope to the world. Hope to be saved and transformed. Hope for eternal life and a coming world.
People: Lord, make this hope real in our hearts and among us! For to this day, our help and hope is in God, that there is salvation and resurrection for the just and unjust.
Leader: You have appointed us to be servants and witnesses of these things. That Christ had to suffer, and being the first to rise from the dead, He proclaimed light to the world.
People: You are sending us to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, and receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those made holy by faith in Jesus.
Leader: O Lord, salvation has been sent to us. Let them see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn to You – that You would heal them.
People: Until Your coming again, strengthen and encourage us to proclaim Jesus and His kingdom with boldness and without hindrance. Let those who hear be persuaded to believe and follow Jesus!
ALL: In Jesus’ name, amen.