Meditation Focus: Ephesians 2:4-5
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).”
Prayer of the Month
Lord, in you and through you and by you, we have our being. We give thanks for the ways in which you strengthen, encourage and pour life into us. We have been saved by your grace, and it is through this grace that we have life. We are alive in You, and we are together in You.
Remind us, Lord, of our shared life in one another. Keep ever before us the unifying love that finds its very life in You and give us hearts that believe we truly are alive together in Christ.
Together, we come to you in our shared sin and need for repentance.
Together, we walk in ministry to all the world seeking to act justly, love mercy, and live humbly with our God.
Together, we continue to discern and seek unity among Your church and Her people.
Together, we pray for hearts that are encouraged and drawn together through the love of the Creator, the sacrifice of the Savior, and the power of the Spirit.
Together, gives us minds that seek wisdom and knowledge.
Together, help us to recognize how we are deceived and where we seek after our own understanding.
Together, though separated by distance, opinion or belief, remind us of the truth that our hearts are bound by the love of Christ.
In the unifying, powerful, and compassionate name of Jesus, Amen.
Draw us near to You (inhale)
and one another (exhale)
**Prepared by Rev. Aimee Baxter, Deacon, South Georgia Conference