WEDNESDAY FOR WONDER
Becoming a people who are filled with awe and wonder
As a church we love to prayer together, and each day of the week we focus our prayers on different things. Wednesday's focus is on us becoming a God focussed people, constantly growing in wonder at who God is and what he has done. This is about #discipleship, #worship, the gospel, maturing in our walk with Christ. Some key things to bear in mind as you pray;
- The Bible - what we know about God is made known to us primarily in the Bible. To become God-focussed we need to know WHO we are looking at. Pray that we are a people of the Book.
- The Spirit - As you read the book you learn that the Holy Spirit brings it alive to you and moves the knowledge to the heart - by the Spirit by we cry 'Abba Father'. Pray we are a people filled with the Spirit.
- Worship - There are many ways to 'worship' - through our lips and lives, through our heart and hands. However pray first a foremost that everyone would have a intimate time alone with God behind 'closed doors'.
Paul's prayers are great guides on how and what to pray. See a selection below;
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him--since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened--so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe
I pray that according to the wealth of his glory [the Father] may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
[I ask] God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects--bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints' inheritance in the light.