Saturday, September 26, 2009

Call to Prayer

If you would like to be in prayer for CCC, here is what we are asking God for at CCC.  This is copied from our Call to Prayer handout.

opening passages:
Psalm 37:1-7

1Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! 2For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. 3Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. 4Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. 6He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 7Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Mark 8:27-35

27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" 28And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets." 29And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ." 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. 31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man." 34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it."

John 15:4-5

"4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."

1 Cornithians 1:18-20

"18For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." 20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?"

Prayer Points
Pray for humility in your own heart for repentance.  To be drawn deeper into Jesus.
Pray 1 Cor 1:17-21, 2:5 for yourself, our leaders and congregation - "that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

Pray Psalm 118:18 "Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law."
Pray Psalm 133:1 "...when the brothers dwell in unity".  Ask God to show you where to repent and act for the good of CCC.  Ask for the grace of God on our congregation for deep loving unity and warmth of fellowship.

Pray that we would share our faith with one another regularly (Philemon 6).
Pray for the next man to be called as the Lead Pastor of CCC.
Pray for special grace and protection over our leaders and their families (Eph. 6:12-13). 

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