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October: 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
-Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference (Oct. 21-23)

October: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 63
Song: “Blessed”

Prayer Ministry

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16)

Pray for….

-We would be a healthy church—and thus a praying church
-Growth of an intercessory community
-All members of the church to respond to the call to pray
-Times of corporate prayer to be filled with believing hearts
-Personal prayer and communion with God to be valued and non-negotiable
-Bearing of one another’s burdens through prayer
-Our prays to be God-focused and Kingdom-minded
-Prayer to support and saturate everything we do as a church
-God would bless our times of prayer with tangible expressions of his presence
-God would lead us to pray in ways that reflect his will and his purposes

October: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 33
Song: “How Great is Our God”

Leadership

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things” (Hebrews 13:17-18)

Leadership/Pastoral Team
(Keith, Peter, Jason, Evan, Pete, Erik)
Extended Leadership Team
(Bill, Phil, Steve)
Small Group Leaders
Raising up of new leaders

Pray for….

-Spirit empowerment for God’s calling on their lives
-Strength to lead in the church and the home
-Trust in God for daily responsibilities
-Faith in God as they meet resistance
-Protection from the attack of the Enemy
-Health and peace for their families
-Joyful submission from the congregation to their leading from the Word of God

September: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 86
Song: “Thank You for Saving Me”

Salvation & Growth

“…and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47)

Pray for….

-Unbelievers who enter today to be warmed by the Gospel
-Those in the church with false assurance to be truly convicted of their sin and to be saved
-Increased passion for personal evangelism among us
-That we would be a church characterized by the Great Commission: disciples being created and cared for
-Believers without a local church to find a home among us
-That we would be a growing church—growing in number, in mission, in godliness, and in the gospel
-God’s blessing again on our Alpha Course, upcoming Beta Course, and other ministry avenues for gospel growth

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