Day 1

A Prayer for God's Guidance

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever."

Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7a

Gracious and Wise King,

You are all powerful, all knowing and always present in our lives, our church and our world. We thank You for Your unfailing love, abiding grace and enduring faithfulness displayed to us through Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. We come before Your presence as a people of faith with humble and reverent hearts to worship and adore You.

Holy Spirit, we acknowledge that we need Your wisdom, guidance and knowledge as we seek Your good and perfect will in our lives and in the life of our church. Heavenly Father, we want to know Your will, Your ways and Your timing. We want to know Your heart before we move ahead. We trust You, knowing that You hold our future and the future of our church in the palm of Your hand. Loving God, thank You for all You have already done in and through this church these last 44 years and all You will continue to do to build Your church for God’s kingdom glory and praise. We ask this in the name of our Triune King — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.