Praying for the Church
aScripture reading for September 19th: Ecclesiastes 5-8; 2nd Thessalonians 1
Key Scriptures: 2nd Thessalonians 1:11-12 “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the Name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Paul’s pastoral prayer for the believers was that God would fulfill His purposes and good works through them. The result of all their effort and faithfulness would be for God’s glory and their glorification in Christ at His return. This would be a result of grace and faith working by love.
Ecclesiastes 5:19 “Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil–this is the gift of God.”
Prayer: Lord, thank you for gifts and power through faith. May I use them for Your glory and pray effectively for Your church. Amen.