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DAY 2 | Pray For Unity and Fellowship in The Body of Christ

Pastor Jean Kinuthia

SENIOR PASTOR | FAITH4LIFE | NAIROBI, KENYA



Hello. My name is Jean Kinuthia, Senior Pastor, Faith4Life Church, Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome to day 2 of 30 days of prayer. Today we are praying for unity and fellowship in the body of Christ. Psalm 133, stanza 1 and 2 reads, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;”


Verse 2 describes the effects of brethren dwelling together in unity. There was that unbroken flow of that anointing. See, unity allows for an uninterrupted flow of God’s power, of the anointing of God, of the work of God, through the body of Christ. I think of it like a pipe that carries contents from one end to another. But what happens when the pipe is broken? You are going to lose its contents, aren’t you? Well, that is so similar with the power of God. Unity and fellowship will keep His power and work flowing; whereas division, strife and unforgiveness breaks that flow.


So how do we stay united? In Ephesians chapter 4, verse 1, the Scripture tells us there to walk worthy of the vocation where we are called. And in verse number 2, we get answers to the question - how to do that walking worthily? It answers the question that we are asking - how do we stay in the unity of the faith? This is what it reads, “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” That is what we need to do instead of strife and unforgiveness. Maybe that is part of what you and I are praying for for each other and for the body of Christ that instead of us reacting in the flesh, looking to avenge wrong, that we humble ourselves and deal with each other in love, in patience, in endurance, in steadfastness.


Maybe part of how we pray today is asking God to forgive us when we have not done that. Verse 3 reads, “Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” And so, we are diligent to keep the peace. We are diligent to remain in that bond of peace towards one another. In the Lord’s prayer in John chapter 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one even as He and the Father are one. This unity allowed for the power and the plan of God to be fulfilled through Him. So let us pray for unity and fellowship in the body of Christ today.

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