You are invited to pray this week for our congregation as we gather on Sunday afternoon (September 27) for a Town Hall meeting to receive and respond to a report from the Vision Team about the purpose and vision and core values and strategic initiatives of FUMC-BR over the next several years. Pray for a significant turnout from all sectors of our church family. Pray for Pastor Marcus as he presents the report. Pray for enthusiastic involvement of all in attendance and for guidance from the Holy Spirit as we dream together big dreams about how God would have us go about the work of the kingdom. Pray a hopeful prayer that several years from now we will be able to look back on this very week as a milestone time in the life of our church and community.
Great and almighty God, save us from small dreams and little prayers. By the power of your Holy Spirit inspire us as we meet this week to seek your will boldly and without fear. Bless us with passionate involvement in a spirit of mutual trust. Fill us with hope for the future. If what we want for our church is not what you want for your Kingdom, make us aware of that and guide us in the way you would have us go. Challenge us and assure us. Reveal to us your Kingdom call. Speak into our hearts and lives. We are listening. Amen.