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August: Faith

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 51
Song: “O Great God”

Faith for Change

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)

Pray for….

-God to give us faith to take steps toward change
-Our attitudes and behaviors would be transformed and renewed by the Gospel
-We would live a life characterized by repentance and faith
-That we would be experiencing increased freedom in our lives
-That we would be “beholding the glory of the Lord” — seeking God by His Word and through prayer
-Covenant Group ministry would be a means for accomplishing lasting change
-That we would be a community of “people in need of change helping people in need of change”

July: Mission of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 32
Song: “High Above All Things”

Evangelism

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:4-6)

Pray for….

-Our church to have an increased passion for both corporate and personal evangelism
-We would be “ministers of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5) wherever we go—in the home, at work, etc.
-Visitors to the church to feel welcome and at home
-Spirit to reveal Jesus Christ and his salvation to unbelievers
-That we would be freed from the fear of man and laziness and other sins that hinder evangelism
-That God would give us a burden for the lost and their state
-God’s blessing on the upcoming Alpha Course and Alpha Doorhanger distribution (Aug. 9)
-God to save youth at Youth Camp (July 28-31)

July: Mission of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 17
Song: “How Good It Is”

Rancho 3M

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope” (Romans 15:13)

Pray for….

-Opportunities for the spread of the gospel in the community
-Strengthening of Dean as he leads in this season
-Discipleship for the children at the Ranch who have come to faith in Christ
-Restoration and healing for the children who have experienced pain and brokenness
-Continued favor of God upon the new baby orphanage
-Continued peace for the staff and the children
-Protection for the Ranch and the city from any further violence
-Help for the Ranch financially (currently in need of significant funds in order to operate at this level)

July: Mission of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 83
Song: “Let Your Kingdom Come”

Extra-Local Partnership

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Pray for….

-God would give us an increasing burden for the Great
-Commission—making and caring for disciples through the planting and building of local churches.
-That God would position LCC to better serve churches in our area and in our surrounding region

Christ Community Church
-Continued effectiveness in mission and fruit
-Strength and faith for Jeff & Kathy and other leaders

Sovereign Grace Ministries
-Wisdom and sustaining grace for pastors
-Strengthening and maturing local churches
-Expansion of global mission
-God’s favor on Pastor Keith in his roles as Regional Leader and member of the Executive Committee

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