Pray For GA 2022 – Week 3

Monday, May 23 – Sunday, May 29

This is the third of four weekly prayer guides as we pray fervently for the 147th General Assembly to be held online June 5-8, 2022. We are praying in advance for the commissioners, the moderator, the clerks, the General Assembly office, and all of those who have a role of some influence on the gathering. We invite you to consider setting aside a designated time each day to pray for God’s holy hands to prepare us for something new.

Let us begin with timeless, ancient prayer:

We thank you, Holy Father, for your sacred name which you have lodged in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality which you have revealed through Jesus, your Son. To you be glory forever. Almighty Master, you have created everything for the sake of your name, and have given people food and drink to enjoy that they may thank you. But to us you have given spiritual food and drink and eternal life through Jesus, your Son. Above all, we thank you that you are mighty. To you be glory for-ever. Remember, Lord, your Church, to save it from all evil and to make it perfect by your love. Make it holy, and gather it together from the four winds into your Kingdom which you have made ready for it. For yours is the power and the glory forever. Let grace come and let this world pass away. Hosanna to the God of David! If anyone is ho-ly, let him come. If not, let him repent. Our Lord, come! Amen.
       – From The Didache, anonymous 1st century teachings attributed to the Apostles.

This week's theme: gratitude

Despite being created in the image of God, we are deeply flawed. Even those of us who have recognized our need for salvation in Christ fall short. Time and again, we rest in this world and listen to the voice of the tempter. But our good, good Father forgives us, over and again. For that alone, we can be truly grateful. We have a great future in the Kingdom once this life is done. Thank you, Lord Jesus. And until that day arrives, we can be grateful for the company of others in the church. We give God thanks for the beauty of creation, for food, shelter and clothing. The list goes on and is seemingly endless.

Take a moment and search for the song "Thank you, Lord" by Don Moen.

    I come before You today
    And there's just one thing that I want to say
    Thank You Lord thank You Lord
    For all You've given to me
    For all the blessings that I cannot see
    Thank You Lord thank You Lord
    With a grateful heart with a song of praise
    With an outstretched arm I will bless Your name …

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