Ministries

A Prayer for the Ministries of Our Windsor Village Church Family

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 95:1-7, I Corinthians 12:12-31

Reflections of the Heart:

We have been called not to serve ourselves, but to serve others.  We are to let the love of Christ shine through us as we serve.  So as we serve together in ministry, let us walk in the fruit of the Spirit, always remembering that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God, who is Father of all.

Scriptural Prayer:

Blessed Father, we thank You for the ministries of Windsor Village Church Family.  Thank You for each ministry member who serves Your people and Your Kingdom.  Thank You for using the ministries to bless and improve the lives of our Church Family as well as the community.  Lord, we praise Your great and awesome Name!  Your Name is holy.  Mighty King, You love justice and have established fairness.  You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel.  We exalt You, our God.  We bow low before Your feet, for You alone are holy!

Awesome Father, we know that there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  There are diversities of activities, but it is You, God, who works all in all.  We confess that the ministries of Windsor Village operate as one.  Having gifts differing according to the grace that has been given to them, we confess that our ministries will use these gifts to serve You and are kindly affectionate to one another in brotherly love.  They will be of the same mind towards one another.  Lord, we declare that the members who serve in ministry will not grow weary while doing well.  They will indeed reap a reward as they do not faint.  We confess that they will commit their ministry plans to You, Lord, and trust that You will cause them to succeed.  We declare that each ministry at Windsor Village reflects the love, hope, peace, faith and discipline of the Kingdom.

Holy Spirit, please unify the ministries of Windsor Village so that they operate seamlessly and as a well oiled machine.  Please anoint the ministry leaders with fresh ideas and creative ways to do ministry.  Show them how to expand beyond the Windsor Village Church Family to impact more lives in the community for the Kingdom. Please bless the families, homes and jobs of each ministry worker. Teach them how to live balanced and healthy lives.  Holy Spirit, please touch the hearts of more Church Family members to become actively involved in a ministry.

This month, I will pray for the following Windsor Village ministry:

Magnificent Father, please forgive those ministry members for disobedience, selfish-ambitions, pride, gossip, perversion and any act of sinfulness.  Forgive them for depending on their own strength and intellect, instead of Your supernatural power and authority.  Forgive those ministry leaders who do not consult You regarding the direction You have for their ministry.   Lord, forgive those members who are not using their gifts and talents in ministry.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person (s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our ministry members to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Eternal King, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies proclaim the work of Your hands.  You are the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth.  Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.  You created all things and by Your will they exist and were created.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 99:3-5, I Corinthians 12:4-6, Romans 12:5-6, Romans 12:10, Romans 12:16, Galatians 6:9, Proverbs 16:3, I Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV), Matthew 6:13, Psalm 19:1, Revelation 4:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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