Dear Father God, we desire as a church to take hold of the vision You have for us and pray that You would lead and guide us to take a collective step of faith, in the direction that You would have is go.
Help us we pray, to grasp the church vision that You have for us, and may we be sensitive to Your leading and guidance. Prevent us from seeking to implement our own inferior ideas, or substitute our own manmade notions for Your plans and purposes.
Draw us closer to each other and to You, as we seek Your face together in prayer. May we be strengthened in the inner man, united together in the unity of the faith and prompted to carry out Your plans and purposes to Your greater glory.
We pray that the church vision that emerges in our hearts will have been prompted by the Holy Spirit, for the edification of the saints and to Your praise and glory – this we ask in Jesus name
Heavenly Father I feel that my life is needing Your direction more and more. I need a divine ‘vision’ of You, a godly understanding of You and a deeper relationship with You – Lord, I want to know You more and love You better.
At times I feel that my Christian life has just been scratching the surface of Who You are and I long to be like Job, who said, “I have heard about You with my ears, but now I see You with my eyes” – he saw You with his spiritual eyes of understanding, and Lord I desire to have that intimate vision of You too – although I shrink back from having to go through the difficulties and trials that Job had to experience.
Give me that inner vision of Yourself I pray.. Your character, Your Person – Your lo
ve, and draw me ever closer to Yourself, so that I too may say, “my ears have heard all about You but now I have a vision of Who You truly are”. This I ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father we read in Your Word that, “where there is no vision the people perish – but blessed is the one that heeds instruction.” Father forgive us for seeking after our own limited, human vision rather that seeking after Your godly and eternal vision.
Forgive us for seeking to place our the trust in our own limited view of what we consider is important in our lives and the world in which we live - rather that seeking after the purer perspective of Your eternal plans– for only when we have come to an understanding of Your purposes for the world – can we in honesty and in humility seek for godly wisdom and a godly vision.
Lord we pray, “THY will be done on earth – THY kingdom come..” for in so doing we recognise that without the Prince of peace returning to rule and reign over this world, there will be no rest for humanity and no lasting peace that passes understanding.
Teach us to learn YOUR vision and to pray into YOUR will - not only in our personal lives and those of our loved ones but help us also to come to a deeper knowledge of Your greater vision for the future of mankind… when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. Help us to soak our hearts in Your perfect desire for mankind and to understand Your greater purpose for humanity and give us the wisdom to pray into Your vision – for only as we align our minds to the mind of Christ and our will to the will of the Father… through the power of the Holy Spirit, will we pray effectively.
Open our eyes to see Your vision so that we do not perish and instruct us in the way that we should go – and hear our cry to You in Jesus name we pray,
Thank You heavenly Father that You have put eternity on our hearts and endowed each of us with gifts and creativity, so that our lives may be occupied purposefully and productively - in Your service.
Refresh my soul I pray, and give me a new vision, so that I may live my life in a manner that is worthy of You. Let me glimpse the love and beauty of what You desire from me, and help me to be willing to permit You to search deep into the inner recesses of my heart, so that I may be rid on anything and everything that could hinder the path along which You would have me go.
Give me a vision of the person You want me to be and guide me along the way that You would have me to walk. Align my will do Your will so that the vision that is being nurtured deep in my heart, may reflect Your will and blossom into fruit of righteousness in my life – this I ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father we ask for the spirit of wisdom and revelation that You are pleased to give generously to all Your children, who come to you seeking Your face with all their hearts. Strengthen us in the inner man we pray and give us the grace and vision to be participants in furthering of Your plans and purposes in our lives and in our prayers – knowing that in Your wisdom You have purposed a time when Christ will complete all that You have purposed for humanity – and also that in Your grace You have given us the opportunity to become participants, in praying into Your will.
Lord forgive us for so often praying with limited understanding about the many things that concern us in our world in general - and in our own individual lives in particular. Give us a vision of Your pan for mankind and make us perceptive praying partners in seeking Your face - give us a vision we pray, of Your wider perspective for mankind - give us an understanding heart and nurture in each of Your children the desire to plead Your cause, in these increasingly difficult days in which we are living.
Give us that central vision that has been in the heart of God, before the foundation of the world, where God in His wisdom decreed that all those who put their trust in Christ would become one with Him until Christ is all in all.
Father in our hearts we know that our vision is very limited while Your greater vision has an eternal perspective. Give us an understanding heart and teach us how to pray into Your perfect will. Give us a desire to plead Your mercy before Your throne of grace, for the saved and unsaved alike – so that the surpassing greatness of Your power toward us who believe and the immeasurable grace that is made freely available to all who believe in Christ as Saviour, may be in accordance with the working of Your mighty strength and power – to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name we pray,