"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

August 12, 2018

This Sunday will be week two in our “Praying Together” series.

Erik Thoennes will be preaching on Hungering and Thirsting for God Together from Psalm 63. “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water (Psalm 63:1).”

This past Sunday we considered how praying together unites us around God’s purposes for us. One of His highest purposes for us is that we know Him and enjoy rich fellowship with Him. To hunger and thirst for God is to earnestly seek His face; to ask Him to show us His glory that we might know Him more. We can learn how to pray like this from the way Paul prayed for Ephesian church.

In preparation for this Sunday, would you take time to pray the following?

I bow my knees before you, Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of Your glory You may grant us to be strengthened with power through Your Spirit in our inner being, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith—that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.

To him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

(Adapted from Pauls’ prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21)

See you Sunday!

P.S. – As you consider making our monthly Sunday morning House of Prayer a priority, here’s a great reminder of four great benefits of participating in a regular prayer service.

P.P.S. – It’s never too late to join us in our Take Up Your Sword reading. This week we will be reading Acts 19-23. Enjoy!

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