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

Christian Liberty and its Fruits

Pray for the Church, for an understanding and practice of true Christian liberty. (Romans 6.1-23; Galatians 5.1-26)

  1. Pray that ministers would teach, and that Christians would believe, that they are free from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, and the curse of the moral law, rejoicing in that liberty. (1 Thessalonians 1.10; Galatians 3.13)
  2. Pray that Christians would believe and practice what it means to be delivered from our natural bondage to sin and Satan, and what it means to be delivered into that glorious liberty of the Children of God, that we would know ourselves to be free in Christ Jesus unto good works. (Acts 26.18; Romans 6.14)
  3. Pray that the people of God would know and understand what it is to be delivered from the evil of affliction, that our liberty consists in all things, even afflictions, calamities, and other evils, working together for our good, in progress in sanctification, and in learning to rest upon the Lord and His providence, even in death. (Romans 8.1; 8.28)
  4. Pray that as the adopted Sons and Daughters of the Almighty Lord, we would exercise our liberty in free access unto Him through Jesus Christ, reckoning our it our great privilege to draw near to God, by Him. (Romans 5.1-2)
  5. Pray that our understanding of liberty would not lead to license, or looseness in living, but to understanding that greater facility to obey, to embrace with love and affection the very commands of the Lord, and that not out of slavish fear, but of childlike love and reverence for our Heavenly Father. (Romans 8.14-15)
  6. Pray that the people of God in this age would not be tied to the ceremonies of the Old Testament beyond their moral use commensurate with every age, that we would be free from the doctrines and commandments, and might serve the Lord, looking intently unto His “perfect law of liberty.” (James 1.22-27)
  7. Pray for the ministers of the Word, that rather than binding the conscience of members under their charge with unbiblical elements of worship, foul doctrine, extrabiblical practice, that instead of burden-laying concerning the doctrines and commandments of men, that they would preach and teach the pure Word of God, for doctrine and practice, that the Lord would purge His Church from all unbiblical and extra-biblical bondage and carnal command. (Colossians 2.4-10; 16-23)
  8. Pray for the people of God, for Presbyteries and other ecclesiastical leadership, that instead of being gullible or credulous, that proper understanding and godly discipline would protect us from extra-biblical practice. (Galatians 2.4-5)