Prayer to The Lord of Hosts | Prayer for the Church
AUTHOR: Holy Scripture
Prepare yourself for worship and the preaching of God’s word.
Read: Isaiah 9:1-7
Focus: After spending the last week meditating on Scripture that reveals the character of God, let us pray in response to The Lord of Hosts. Take a moment to pray for yourself, others at your campus, your pastor, and all campuses of Christ Community.
Pray: You are invited to pray this written prayer, or write your own prayer.
Lord of Hosts, there is no other name in heaven or on earth that is as mighty as yours.
We ask for your protection from our enemies, whether within or without, spiritual or embodied.
We know that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
And for this reason we are grateful that you fight on our behalf.
Even the birth of our Savior Jesus was heralded by heaven’s armies.
As we face trials, temptations, and adversity, let us not fear, but boldly face them knowing that you are strong to save.
Prepare: After you’ve spent some time in prayer, check out the video below for a preview of what to expect in this week’s theFormed.life.
Week 2 of 5 Study
Prayer tills the soil of the soul to receive the word of God. Take time today resting, delighting and listening to God in prayer. Take 10 minutes today to pray for God to speak afresh through His word, and that you would have “ears to hear and eyes to see” His truth and direction.
How does the resurrection change the way you look at ordinary problems? Does it? How can you grow there?
If we are not intentional, the Christian message of Jesus’ resurrection may be easily overshadowed or absorbed into the mix of the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, pastel colors, and marshmallow Peeps. But as Christians, the resurrection of Jesus must be front and center in our Easter celebrations.