For The Church To Come Back To You

Dear Heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God Who has loved us with an everlasting love and has sent the Lord Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins. You have raised us up and seated us together with Christ in heavenly places.

Even with this great inheritance, the church has fallen into such apostacy and many of your blood bought children have fallen into sin.

Father, You gave us Your Word of truth and we have turned aside from its truth and are teaching or practising another gospel, which must grieve Your Spirit. We have not taken to heart the beautiful scripture that You have given to us for our learning and encouragement, but have left our first love to drink out of the cisterns of the world. There seems to be no health in the Body of believers.

Forgive us Lord, for the way that we as a body have turned from You and adopted so many of the world’s false philosophies and it's destructive thinking. We have not loved You as You deserve, we have not delighted in Your Word and we have neglected the beautiful truths and instructions that are contained in its pages. We have become selfish and careless in our attitudes to others and to You, and there is no health in us. Forgive us Lord.

I pray that as a body we would turn from all that is evil, all that is not of You, all that discredits Your name, all that grieves Your Holy Spirit, and return to the truth of Your holy Word.

May we once again come back to You. May we love You with all our heart and soul and mind, separating ourselves from the world, and placing the Lord Jesus in His rightful position in our lives. I pray that we may once again show forth Your praises and glory, not only with lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves daily to You and by walking in newness of life, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name,