Day 23

A Prayer For Authentic Community

"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common."

Acts 2:42-44

Holy Father, Redeeming Son and Empowering Spirit,

You live in the perfect community of the Trinity. You created us to live in community and gave us the gift of a relationship with You and a family of fellow believers. Fearfully and wonderfully, You made us for fellowship. Forgive us and free us from slavery to nice, ingenuine social interactions which are cheap substitutes for the covenantal life you desire for us. Guide us as we seek to be Your community, to live and love each other well. May our church be a fellowship grounded in the apostles’ teaching, prayer and genuine community. May we be a holy temple, a bride awaiting her groom, and live as Your Body. Send Your Spirit to work powerfully in our midst and open our eyes to see Your miracles and share Your love with those around us today. For Your kingdom and in Your name we pray. Amen.