DAY 24 – March 7- Pursing Ministry and Service Together
40 Day Prayer Journey to Life Transformation

The initial week of the Lenten season we were praying about our personal relationship with the Lord. We focused on what should be our primary pursuit of loving the Lord with all heart. The second week we focused on our relationship with our family relationships and the third week our relationship with those in the body of Christ. On Day 21 we focused on repentance and reconciliation in broken relations in our families and with friends and loved ones and between and among congregations. On Day 22 we focused on forgiveness among family members, friends and church members and congregations. Day 23 we prayed about fellowship and worship among family, friends, the community and church members. Day 24 we will focus on working together to serve others.

Scriptures: Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16

Repent: Of failing to value others and their God given gifts, talents and abilities; of operating separately and independently of others in the body of Christ rather than collaborating and working interdependently with the body of Christ; of not functioning as a “whole body” joined together and working together in ministry and service in love; of jealousy of others spiritual gifts or rejection of them because one does not understand the gift.

Action: Meditate, pray, and write down other areas of which to repent and for persons and situations that God places on your heart to pray about or to take action.

• Pray for forgiveness and restoration in relationship with others in the body of Christ.
• That we all learn to value and esteem every part of the body.
• That we learn to submit to God’s divine order for His church.
• That grace to minister and serve together in love, honor, and humility will permeate the church.
• Confess and ask for forgiveness for any jealousy or rejection of the spiritual gifts and talents of persons in the body of Christ.
• Intercede for the body of Christ to pursue ministry and service together in a consistent manner that glorifies Jesus Christ.

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