A Prayer for the Global Church

In times of great hardship and national tragedy, many people turn to the church for comfort and meaning in the midst of trouble and chaos. We saw this clearly after 911 in 2001 in the USA and to a lesser extent around the world.

I believe we are in such a time. This is an opportunity for the Global Church to shine as never before, the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Let's all pray that we as a local church, and for the whole Body of Christ, to be the church that God calls us to be. Will you join me, *|FNAME|*?

Dear God,

Thank You that we get to be a part of Your global Church at this moment.

Thank You for the opportunity to spread Your love and hope to a world living in darkness and despair.

Your Word says that if Your people humble themselves, turn away from wickedness, and call on Your name, that You will answer them and heal their land.

So we, Your people, are asking Your forgiveness for the times we’ve chosen not to love the people You put in front of us.

 Allow this season to strengthen Your Church and to remind us of how much You love this hurting world.

Please heal our land and use us to meet the needs of others. Grow our faith as You grow Your global Church.

Come, Lord Jesus, and do what only You can do.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Scripture referred to in that prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV):

14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

When you read this passage in context, you will see it is God talking to Solomon, following the dedication of the Temple. It is as much a message for us today, as it was to Solomon.

Let's do so, *|FNAME|*!

God bless,

Tim Connelly

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