Week 5 Transforming Church and community
Jesus calls us to not only make new disciples, but in the process to transform the world. That starts with transforming our church and our community into a more loving, Christ-centered, grace-filled place.
31. Pray for enthusiasm in worship.
“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.” Psalm 100:1-2
John Wesley gave this instruction about worship: “Sing lustily and with good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength.”8 Our faithful worship can transform our church and community.
• Pray for openness to the Holy Spirit’s presence and action in our worship services.
• Pray for music and worship practices that connects to our mission field.
• Pray for the message to be relevant and meet the spiritual needs of the people, both members and guests.