Pray for GA 2022 – Week 4

Monday, May 30, to Sunday, June 5.

This is the fourth 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 ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart. Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.
       – 1 Clement c. 96

This week's theme: Intercession

We are broken people living in a messy world. And the church holds no immunity from sin. All of our creeds, confessions and doctrine can't save us. Not our prayers. Not our deed. It's only by openly declaring that Jesus is Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead that we are saved (Romans 10:9). And only in that state can we boldly ask for God's healing hands to begin fixing our brokenness. In our lives. In our congregations. And in our denominations. May we humbly submit the business of General Assembly to God's Holy Will. May we do with fear and trembling, with no pride whatsoever. May we park our human agendas at the door and boldly, humbly seek God's will. The Song “Waymaker” is a powerful anthem of praise and invocation — seeking the mighty hands of God to intervene in broken places and make it right. Take a moment and search for the song as performed by its composer Sinach (Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu).

    You are here, moving in our midst
    I worship You, I worship You
    You are here, working in this place
    I worship You, I worship You, You are here, moving in our midst
    I worship You, I worship You
    You are here, working in this place
    I worship You, I worship You
    You are Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
    Light in the darkness, My God, that is who You are …

Holy Spirit, you are welcome at General Assembly. Move in our midst, we pray.

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