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

The Unity of the Church

Pray for the Church, her unity in Christ, and in His truth. (Zephaniah 3.9; Zechariah 14.19; Ephesians 4.1-16)

  1. Pray for the teachers of the truth, that they would teach the people of God faithfully, and that in that teaching the Church would be brought to her proper maturity and unity. (Ephesians 4.1-16)
  2. Pray that schismatics and those who polarize the people of God, against the truth of Christ, would be warned, and upon refusal to submit to the Lord and His Word, removed from the Church. (Titus 3.9-11)
  3. Pray for a rooting out of false doctrine—the true cause of division among the people of God—and that faithful ministers would be sought out instead. (Titus 1.6-16)
  4. Pray that those who speak evil of one another would be brought under proper correction, that they should not divide the people of God, but that we might offer a blessing instead. (Titus 3.1-8; 1 Peter 3.9)
  5. Pray for an end to petty jealously and envy among the people of God, and a much larger commitment to the truth of Christ, that the Church might be brought together in unity. (James 3.13-18)
  6. Pray that there would be no improper lust for authority, but instead a wholesome submission to ecclesiastical authority in truth, according to the Word of Christ. (Galatians 6.11-18 3 John 1.9-11)
  7. Pray for hearts of forgiveness rather than accusation, patience rather than a rush to discipline, loving correction wise receiving of correction, and care rather than strife and warring among us, regulating our desires concerning self and promoting the interests of Christ and His Kingdom. (James 4.1-17)
  8. Pray for love for Christ first among His people, and then a love “in Christ” for His people, His  church, His truth, His doctrine, and hatred of every false way which would divide His Kingdom. (Psalm 119.104, 128; Matthew 22.34-40)
  9. Pray for an uncompromising love of the truth, so that the unity of the Church would be based upon the right commitment to the Word of God. (Romans 12.9)