To Be Involved In Church
I pray that (name one or more) in my circle of family and friends will be willing to be involved with others in a church...
May they be willing to get out of their comfort zone, to find a group or activity to be part of so they can experience the friendship they're meant to have within the church. (1 John 1:7a)
May they be willing to invest in others' lives, desiring to come together as often as they can, so they can encourage and build one another up. Help them not to isolate themselves. (Hebrews 10:25)
Help them see the Church as the body of Christ. In their differences, help them to remember they're each needed to make the others complete—in the church, in classes, and in every small group. Help them reach out to others. (Romans 12:4–5)
May they be willing to connect with others, to open up and share from their hearts when given the opportunity. Help them to love one another in their churches as brothers and sisters in Christ with the kind of love that lays down their lives for each other. May Your love be made complete in them as they extend love to others. (1 John 3:11, 14, 16)
Give them the desire to pursue friendship and love. In Jesus' name, amen.
- Jim & Kaye Johns