Day 23 - Pray for Your Church
Pastor Matthew Tarkington
FAITH4LIFE - CARROLLTON, TX
Hey faith family. This is Pastor Matt from Faith 4Life church here in Dallas, Texas. It has been amazing being able to join in faith with you all in unity together praying about what God is doing in this world. You know, corporate prayer is incredibly powerful, especially when it comes to praying about what we are talking about today and that is praying for your local church. Psalm 133, verse 1 says, “Behold…” or “Check this out! Look at this! It is so amazing.” “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” The word ‘good’ means beautiful, cheerful, favor, pleasant, prosperous, rich, sweet, wealth and welfare. The word ‘pleasant’ means delightful, beautiful and sweet sounding. Have you ever heard somebody who is singing a song by themselves and then all of a sudden numerous voices join in beautiful harmony and it made the song so much fuller sweeter? That is what it is saying what it looks like it and sounds like to the world when they see the church that is unified.
You know, also Acts chapter 9, verse 31 it says, “Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.” That’s what we want to pray about today. First, we want to pray that the church is in unity - that every member of the church is one in name, aim and purpose. We want to pray for the prosperity of each of our churches so that they are able to fulfill the calling that God has placed on them in their local community. We want to pray for the church and church leaders. Pray for those who serve that they are going to have rest in God. And we want to pray for them also to be edified, encouraged, lifted and built up. We want to pray that the church walks in holiness and in respect for God. And also, we want to pray for multiplication to happen in our local church. Let’s pray together in power and in unity today for our local churches.