Ministry Wide Day of Prayer and Fasting
“You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. John 13:13-16; 2 Corinthians 4:5-9; 1 Corinthians 2:5 ESV
Lord God, we praise You as Jehovah-Nissi, “the Lord is my Banner.” “For You are great and do wondrous things; You alone are God. Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.” Lord, Psalm 86:10-11 is our praise as well as our plea. Community Bible Study yearns to walk in Your truth; to follow Your example of humility as You knelt on the floor to wash the feet of Your disciples. You came not to be served, but to serve, and this is Your mandate to us. We are relying on Your power in order to accomplish this. We are frail and easily broken. The darkness of pride can only be illuminated by Your glorious light. Humbly, we ask that You unite our hearts to fear Your name. Let us carry forth the glory of God as a banner that marks our love, trust and obedience. In the matchless and mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.