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HONORING THE CHURCH AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR PRAYERS

Pray that our testimony about "Church" would honor the Body of Christ.

At a time when the Church needs to come together to war against the prevailing anti-God agenda in this nation, we must remember our corporate identity and journey’s goal:

…[A]s Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church (“Ekklesia”) to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV)

Jesus died to save us as individuals, but He is returning for us as a Bride. We are each responsible for our personal holiness, but we are corporately responsible for our sanctification as a Bride worthy of the Bridegroom. We are on a journey much bigger than our individual goals and aspirations. We must be joined together for a Kingdom cause that far outweighs our individual preferences or personal agendas. Somehow, we must find the same love for the Church that Christ has.

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2 ESV)

Until we feel a divine jealousy over His Body, we will never be properly motivated to guard, protect, and contend for our unity. Many are walking away from the Church, or wandering from church to church, with negative attitudes and bitter words, causing mistrust, criticism, and isolation. Regardless of the reasons, we need to realize the damage done when we respond to fellow members of Christ’s Body in these ways. How we speak, and feel, about “the Church” will determine our level of authority in praying for her.

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. (Hebrews 12:14-15 ESV)

To take down the demonic ruling authorities over our nation, we must have corporate authority. We cannot have corporate authority in isolation. Unless we walk together and learn to work through our conflicts and differences, we will be handicapped in our prayers and have no standing in the spirit. We don’t have to agree on everything, but we do need a love for the Body of Christ that can see past one another’s flaws and mistakes. Even when there is sin in the camp and need for accountability, we can walk through it with integrity, looking for ways to address the individuals while protecting our corporate witness (Matt 18:15-20).

Rather than expecting a “one size fits all” church, we need to see that each congregation is but one expression of the larger Church within a community. Each fellowship has a role to play and gifts to offer. How we walk together as a city Church will impact our intercession on behalf of the city. If we are to rise as a sanctified, empowered, and victorious Ekklesia, we need a zealous love to protect each other, care for one another, champion each other, and work as one towards a higher call. It is our responsibility to build up the Body and make ourselves ready for the Bridegroom.

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV)

  • Pray that believers would have a divine jealousy over the Bride of Christ.
  • Pray for our church leaders to pursue righteousness and embrace the joy of servant leadership.
  • Pray that we would walk with integrity when confronting sin or compromise, maintaining the witness of Christ to those watching.
  • Pray that believers would celebrate the Body of Christ with all its various parts, without comparisons or man-made expectations.
  • Pray that our collective identity as the Bride of Christ would be a welcome aroma and healing balm to the world.

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5 Replies to “HONORING THE CHURCH AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR PRAYERS”

  1. A little too late for the “Let’s rally together” speech, unless the current church leadership decides to repent for having presided over one horrific moral decline in America. The great revivalist Charles Finney stated basically that the pulpit is responsible for the problems in society. Where is the light?

    Monopolizing the five-fold ministry, too many congregations censored the prophetic voice which could have righted the church’s worldly ways long ago. Too many in church leadership have insulated themselves from hearing anyone. Sad. You were correct in your quote of Ephesians — Jesus is the head of the church. But by incorporating on the state level, and signing the 501c3 document, church leadership unfortunately decided to bow to government and its Baal system of child sacrifices (abortion), and pledged its silence, forfeiting their 1st Amendment rights, allowing evil to proliferate in the land as they stayed silent. Therefore, we are not part of a body which has made government the head. We serve Jesus, not government.

  2. Loving God means obeying God, and obeying God means overcoming the world. This is my heart’s desire, Lord help me keep this a priority.
    The assurance for enjoying my future is here and now.
    Aren’t we thankful that God hasn’t left us in the dark? I can be strong firm in my faith.
    Blessings to all who join us in prayer. Amen.

  3. Lord, I just pray for all believers, those that you placed in a position of leadership as teacher, preacher, pastor, evangelist, etc in the body of Christ. I pray that the body of Christ would be strengthened, built up more & more to remain standing on the roots of their foundation, Jesus Christ, that they would keep their eyes on you as they draw closer & closer to you in sweet communion. I pray that when the enemy attacks, your strength, your wisdom, & your truth would be so deeply rooted in their hearts & lives that nothing could sway them from your truth, the Word of the Living God. I pray unity would take place in the body of Christ & that as a people, the world would begin to see that unity reflect the person of Jesus in our midst wherever we go & whoever we talk to. I pray your will be done on earth as it is in heave, in the name of Jesus!

  4. Thanks be to God for all the confirmation and encouraging words from IFA. Father keep these prayer movements and ministries that are an extension of your body. Link the church with each and let us be a strength and voice for them. Let all divisive words be turned into wisdom and well being for the great things You are doing in the churches and in these ministries as well. Let all fear be replaced with understanding and love for your entire Body. Let diversity be manifested as You lead each of us. Your Body Lord. Your blood shed for all of us. Flow freely as You will in each of us. In Jesus name. Amen.

  5. Thank you O Greatest of All, and divine ruler of grace and truth, for your Word. Your scriptures provide instruction in righteousness and guidance in life. Respect for You and your sovereignty comes from prayer and bible reading. Lead your prayer warriors in a revival of prayer and bible study. Hunger for the Word can change history and always precedes moves of God.

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