A PRAYER FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOOD SHEPHERD
Colossians 1:9-12 (NIV)
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Thank you Lord for the people who are gathered here, for your church which is still standing strong, for the way you have led us through difficult days and brought us to this point where we are gathered in your name, for your Spirit which is strong, for the people who are stepping up to minister in your name and for the excitement we feel as we watch to see what you are going to do at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.
Father, we pray for your blessings upon this body of believers, for each ministry and each ministry leader, and we pray for your guidance as we move forward seeking your wisdom so that we might become the church that you would have us to be. We know that you have a plan for us and we know that you have a plan for those who have left us. We pray that you will also bless them Father as they seek the path that you would have for them.
We love you Father and we ask these things in the name of your Son.