sundays at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 4:30 PM

A Proper Communion of Saints in the Church

Pray for the people of God, that we would live together as brethren, uprightly in the Lord. (Ephesians 4.1-16; Hebrews 10.19-26)

  1. Pray for the Church, that “love thy neighbor as thyself” would be undertaken in a Biblical way, respecting place, station, property, and other 5th and 8th Commandment ways of thinking, that the ways of this world would not influence or modify that love we owe to one another in the Lord, as we unite together under His care. (Matthew 19.16-22)
  2. Pray that the people of God would not envy one another, but rejoice in one another’s advancement, and that we would sacrifice on behalf of our neighbor in the Church. (James 3.14-16)
  3. Pray for tender-heartedness toward one another, being affected with the suffering one of another, that we would have hearts of compassion toward each other in the house of God, rejoicing and weeping with others. (Ephesians 4.30-32)
  4. Pray that God’s people would look upon the things of others with care and godly concern—that we would not isolate ourselves, but participate in the social interaction of the people of God for one another’s good, not forsaking our assembling together, but making the best of our Spiritual advantages as members of one another. (Romans 12.9-18)
  5. Pray that the people of God would not “hate one another in their hearts” by making use of the ordinance of godly correction and instruction, according to our places as superiors, inferiors, and equals, and pray for a godly and humble hearing one of another when we need correction. (Leviticus 19.17; Psalm 141.5)
  6. Pray concerning the way the people of God use their words one toward another, that our speech would always be seasoned with grace, love, encouragement to that which is good, and mercy toward one another. (Colossians 4.6)
  7. Pray that our love for each other in the house of God would lead to encouraging examples in attendance upon Church ordinances, in gracious words, in the ordering of our own households, as members one of another. (1 Thess 1.7)
  8. Pray that as the people of God learn the Word of God together, that they may grow up together into Christ the head, and taking their instruction from him, would speak the truth in love one to another, that the Church might be edified by godly teaching, and godly speech among her membership. (Malachi 3.13-18; Ephesians 4.11-16)
  9. Pray for the Church, that her offices might be ordered according to the Word of Christ as a means of loving Christ and His people—that unqualified or wicked officers would be rooted out, that those who seek office against the ordinance of Christ would cease, and that love for the people of God would motivate the officers of the Church to “lay hands on no man suddenly” and to lay hands on no woman at all. (1 Timothy 5.22; 2 Timothy 2.1-2)
  10. Pray that the love we have for one another would be sacrificial, and redemptive, laying down our own lives. (1 John 4.10)