Dear Jesus, You are our Prince of Peace and You prayed for unity in the body of Christ – that we may be united in love just as You are united with the Father - in love
Give Your children the desire to love one another, as You have loved us - for by this will all men know that we are Your disciples.
Give us a hunger to live in union with each another, and may we be united as one, in the bond of peace and fellowship, in the Spirit. This we ask in Jesus’ name
Dear Father God, I pray that You will help every member of the Church to live in harmony with each other. May we be united in love and enable us to pray with the mind of Christ, to be guided by the Spirit of God and to glorify You with heart and voice. Keep us from worldly ways, but rather may our lives be a witness of Your love, not only in what we say but in all that we do, I ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, my Lord,
Loving Father we thank You that we are Your children and have become joint-heirs with Christ Jesus, simply because we believed on His holy name.
Be with the Church Lord we pray, for we have become united with You and are now all members of Your body. Lord I pray that the Church of God may become one in unity with Christ and with each other, just as You Lord are in loving fellowship with the Father.
May we hold to the things of this world lightly knowing that our citizenship is in heaven and keep us from hankering after the things of this world but rather may we find our peace and joy and rest in You alone.
Give each member a loving thankful heart and one that lives in willing submission to each other - and to You. Sanctify Your Body I pray and wash each one of us clean with the water of the Word of God day by day, so that we may one day be presented to the Father without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. Help us Lord to live out lives in a way that is pleasing to You, we pray in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father how it must grieve Your holy Spirit that we have caused such barriers and divisions to be established within the body of Christ and yet it was His prayer that we are one in unity of spirit – one in the bond of peace – one in fellowship and love towards all those that are called by Your name.
Forgive us of our unbiblical prejudices and un-Christian principles – forgive me of my own biases and unloving attitude that I have towards other believers that do not conform completely to my own developed perspective of what a Christian should be. Forgive me for being too quick to criticise other brothers and sisters in Christ and for being too ready to declare our differences and denounce them as unfit for fellowship, rather that seeking to discover our similarities in Christ, and rejoicing that our citizenship is in heaven.
Help me Lord to love others as You have loved me – to love without prejudice or bias. Help me to be ready and willing to love the unlovable and to consent to be loved by others I would likely dismiss.
Bind Your people together in love and in the unity of sprit and the bond of peace and guide we pray, into all truth - knowing that You are no respecter of persons – and that ALL who trust in Your sacrifice at Calvary are forgiven sinners, citizens of heaven and accepted by the Father, in the Beloved, in Whose name we pray,
Lord the Church has lost its way as it is seeking strategies to build denomination bridges and interfaith uniformity and the expense of growing in true godly unity, and developing a Oneness in the Body of Christ, which reflects the unity between God Father and His beloved Son – the precious oneness You so desired in the Church, which is His body.
Forgive us Lord for the lack of Christian unity and the lack of love we have towards our brothers and sisters in Christ. Forgive us that the visible church seems to have lost its witness to Christ and compromised the truth of the gospel of grace for a social agenda to make the world into a kingdom of peace,, without the Price of Peace at the helm.
Build up Your people O God, into a sanctified body… a fellowship of believers – a people set apart from the world to serve You in newness of life and living in gracious union one with the other. May we learn to pursue after all that leads to godliness and shed abroad in our hearts a the nature and character of love that only comes from You - so that we may become channels through whom the love of Christ flows to others in need.
Teach us to love each other as You loved us and help us to grow in grace and in a godly unity- as directed by the Holy Spirit – unto our lives end, in Jesus name we pray,
Lord, give us that unity, that absorption, that resolution to put away anything that hinders. Let us feel the oil.
Thank You for calling each of us to serve Your Kingdom through this wonderful church. Thank You for using our individual gifts and talents to manifest Your Kingdom here on earth as it already is in heaven. Lord, we are thankful for the freedom to worship You, our God.
Thank You for Your bountiful blessings. Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing, and abundance in our Church Family. You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods. The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You. You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Lord, no pagan god is like You! None can do what You do. Loving Father, we declare that we will love You with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength. As a Church Family, we confess that we will love one another, as ourselves. As Your children, we proclaim that we have all put on Christ, like putting on new clothes and we will walk in unity and love with one another.
It is because of this love that we exhibit for each other that people will know that we are Your disciples. Your Word tells us that if we love You, we must also love our Christian brothers and sisters, too. Therefore, we declare that we will not look out only for our own interests, but we take an interest in each other’s needs. We declare that we will live in harmony with each other and resist division. We will be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
We declare that as a Church Family we will turn away from evil, and do good; we will search for peace and work to maintain it. We confess that we will encourage and build each other up. Above all things, we decree that we will put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
Gracious Lord we thank You for Your love and forgiveness to each one of us, and praise and thank You that we are Your children and have been born into Your heavenly family. Lord we pray for unity in the body of Christ – that we may show forth true godliness of heart and gracious contentment in our actions and attitudes towards each other and to You.
Lord we have nothing to commend ourselves but You have clothed us in Your own righteousness. May each one of us be swift run from those things that are displeasing to You, but rather to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
Help us Lord to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace in our homes and church communities, and give us grace we pray, to diligently seek after all those things that are well-pleasing in Your sight, so that we may live in unity – one with the other, to Your praise and glory – in Jesus name we pray
Loving heavenly Father we thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to be with us, to live in us and to guide us into the way of peace and truth. We pray You would grant all those that are Your children, the spirit of wisdom and unity, so that we may be one, even as You are one with our Lord Jesus Christ – and He with You.
Enable all those that are part of the true Church – the body of Christ, to walk worthy of the calling whereby we have been called - and to live and work together in love and unity. Use us individually and collectively to reflect the love of God…the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ - so that we may be fruitful branches, and bear much fruit to the glory of God and to the praise of His holy name
Teach us how to live together in unity and fellowship with one another, and lead us into the paths of peace and righteousness - so that we may be well pleasing in Your sight.
Teach us how to love one another as Christ loved us and keep us from doing anything out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but rather teach us humility of heart, so that we consider others before ourselves – and help us to be slow to anger and quick to forgive as we abide in You and You in us – this we ask in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Father we praise and bless You for every member of Your Church family throughout the world, and for the diverse ways that You graciously use each one to fulfil the particular role that You have purposed for them - in Your wider plans and purposes.
Thank you that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and Your own special possession. Thank You that we are stones being built up into a glorious dwelling-place - a Temple fit for our God – so that we may proclaim Your praises with our lips and in our lives. You have brought us out of darkness into Your wonderful light and we praise and bless you for your grace and mercy towards us and all people.
What a privileged people we are and how we bless and thank You for making us one with each other, and in union with Christ Jesus our Lord. Stir up in our hearts a desire to be in unity one with the other – under the banner of Christ our Head. Sanctify us with Your truth and keep us ever looking to Jesus, Who alone is the Way to God, the only Sacrifice for our sins and the only Mediator between man and God, Whom to know is life eternal and in Whose name we pray,