Heavenly Father, thank You that I am part of the body of Christ and that we are all one in Christ Jesus our Lord. Father, I pray for all my brothers and sisters in Christ, so many of Whom are going through dangers and difficulties; persecution and pain – and Father I pray that you would guard and guide, protect and provide for all that are in the household of faith - and that through us individually and corporately we may glorify You.
Provide for each one today, and I pray as did the apostle John that each one may prosper in body, soul and spirit - and they no matter what difficulties cross our path that we may prosper in the things of God and be worthy witnesses of the goodness and long-suffering of our Lord – towards those that are in Christ Jesus, but having to live in a world of sin, that is sinking further into sin. Help each member of the body to seek after the success that comes only from You, but which lasts forever. Keep us from seeking after the things of this world, which are so soon to be cast into the oven, but to seek first the kingdom of God, knowing that true success and heavenly rewards come only for those that have their hearts on that which is pleasing in Your sight
Keep us from hankering after the empty success that comes from the world, financial and fame, social and relational.. knowing that being out of You is a recipe for disappointment and failure.
Draw us ever closer to You and help us to set our hearts on things above and not on things below, knowing that our citizenship is in heaven and that only through Christ as Saviour can we truly be successful, in Jesus name I pray,