Prayer Prompts

Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.
Revelation 2:29

Instructions

  • Take some time this week to engage with this meditation.
  • Take notes on the things you are hearing.
  • Ask God for discernment.
  • If you are hearing things that could be for the church, share what you are hearing by emailing Laura Scharer at lscharer@salemalliance.org
wait


READ
Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.  We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Eph 2:20-21

And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple.
1 Peter 2:5
When the builders completed the foundation of the Lord’s Temple, the priests put on their robes and took their places to blow their trumpets. And the Levites, descendants of Asaph, clashed their cymbals to praise the Lord, just as King David had prescribed.  With praise and thanks, they sang this song to the Lord:
“He is so good!
His faithful love for Israel endures forever!”
Then all the people gave a great shout, praising the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid.  Ezra 3:10-11

PRAY
God, we hear the words “becoming” and “building”.  These are words that require us to wait on you.  As you are building your temple.  As we are becoming your holy temple.  We wait on you to do your work in us.

PAUSE to wait

READ the scripture above another time.

PRAY
God, it seems that your church is in a rebuilding phase.  It is our desire to follow your blueprints for what you are building.

So, we pause to watch and pray and take your instruction.

PAUSE to watch

 

 

watch
repentance

READ the scripture above one last time.

PRAY
God, we know that we have done things that have caused your temple to be unholy.  Would you lead us to repentance for these things?  Expose our unholy ways.

PAUSE to repent
Jesus, you are the cornerstone and you are the builder.  We celebrate you as our strong foundation and we celebrate you as the architect and builder of your holy temple.  We celebrate your Spirit alive in us.  We are your living stones.

PAUSE to celebrate