Join Me in Prayer September 22

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Father, we begin our prayer with the Kyrie because we are completely dependent upon your mercy and grace. We are broken people living in a broken world. We have gone far from your holy will, and in so many areas of life are reaping the consequences. Yet we know You to be a God of grace whose arm is not shortened so that it cannot help. We also know that you care about us, Your creation, and it Your desire that all people come to you and be saved. We come to You for ourselves, and the wisdom we need for daily life. But even more, Father we come to You for our brothers and sisters in Christ in various parts of this world who are suffering and dying for their faith in Christ. Uphold them, strengthen them in their faith, and assure them of Your everlasting presence. And Father, we pray for those in ISIS, Boko Haram, and other who are causing these persecution. Take resentment and hatred from us. Do not let it lodge in our hearts, and somehow by Your Spirit touch the hearts of those who seek to do evil. We come against the powers of Satan who motivates these. Bind his power and that of his minions from influencing people toward sin. Gracious God, as we pray for the persecuted church we also pray for ourselves that our own convictions would be so strengthened that we are willing to stand by the truth of Your holy Gospel no matter the cost. Lord, as we see You work in our own lives, and in places around the world our desire is that Your name be glorified now and forever. We offer all this in the blessed name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen

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