NOVEMBER 2017 MBUMC FOCUS PRAYER
You are invited to join the Prayer Ministry team in praying this prayer.
I am God Most High! The only sacrifice I want is for you to be thankful and to keep your word.
The sacrifice that honors me is a thankful heart. Obey me, and I, your God,
will show my power to save. (Psalm 50:14, 23 CEV)
Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One: give thanks
because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. And now let the weak say, “I am strong”; let
the poor say, “I am rich because of what the Lord has done for us.” Give thanks!
(TFWS 2036, words & music by Henry Smith, 1978)
Thank you, Lord, that each one of us may be part of the body of Christ, and
chosen to live together in peace. So let the peace that comes from Christ control our
thoughts. And let us be grateful. Let the message about Christ completely fill our
lives, while we use God-given wisdom to teach and instruct one another. With
thankful hearts, let us sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. Whatever we
say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as we give thanks to God the
Father because of Christ Jesus. (Colossians 3:15-17 CEV)
Let us pay proper respect to those who work among us, who guide and
instruct us in the Christian life, especially Rev. Dr. Carolyn McCall-Livingston, Pastor
Hilda Gradnigo, Pastor Cindy Serio, Linda Hooker, Lay Leader; Monte Hyman,
Finance; Mickey Ellis, Trustees; Linda Best, SPRC; Kathy Aaron, Church Council;
Mary Jane Newton, Lay Delegate; Janice Chambers, Lay Delegate and David Coldiron,
Lay Delegate. Let us treat them with the greatest respect and love because of the
work they do. Let us be at peace among ourselves. Let us be joyful always, pray at
all times, and be thankful in all circumstances. God, this is what you want from us in
our lives in union with Christ Jesus. (1Thessalonians 5:12-13, 16-18 GNT)
Let us pray for everyone. God, we ask you to help and bless each one.
(1 Timothy 2:1 CEV) God, may we be alive and awake to your presence; may we be
mindful of your plans and provisions, your wisdom and love. Let us be well pleased
and thankful for your showers of blessings. With a heart full of thanks, we pray in
Jesus’ holy name, Amen
v. 1 Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love.
Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
Hymn 89, words –Henry Van Dyke, 1907; music-Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824.