Merger Prayer Vigil - Day 7 Round 2
Week 1: Laying the Foundation
At the beginning of the Vital Merger process, many foundational pieces need to be in place. This first week of prayer will focus on building a solid foundation.
“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
Pray for Clarity of values
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.”
Values undergird behaviors and practices in the church. They are crucial to the culture, the shared attitudes, and beliefs that define a church. Much has been written about the church and culture. Most of it, however, refers to the culture around a church. Just as important is the culture within a church, the shared attitudes, values, and beliefs that define a church and shape its practices.
Pray for understanding of the values of each church discerning a Vital Merger.
Pray for clarity around the values of our new congregation.
Pray for the Merger Team as they discern and clarify the values of the new church.