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One way to prepare for Church on Sunday is to pray for your time at Church on Sunday!  For some Saturday is busy with preparing sermons, Sunday school lessons and children instruction.  Take that time to pray for your ministry but also consider also praying for the church overall, that God would use you and the rest of the members to build up believers and glorify God through worship on Sunday.

It’s Saturday, Pray for your Church on Sunday!

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I imagine many readers have heard Martin Luther King’s quote “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.”  People who often quote King go on to lament about how many churches look monolithic.  Still some would also bash ethnic churches.  I’ve been guilty of this myself.  But in this post I want to look at “a still more excellent way.”  And like 1 Corinthians 12:31 that I quoted, this better way is nuanced, Gospel centered and loving.  Loving of God and all people group.

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Pastoral burnout is a real problem.  9 Marks Ministry for their latest journal focuses on this problem.  I think Pastors and church leaders will benefit from it.  Also regular Church members would benefit from it in terms of their own prayers for the church, pastors and ministering to their own pastor.  Church life is a two way street.  You can find it here.

I’m glad they make this journal available for free.

Here’s the breakdown of individual articles.

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Been a long week of ministry!

Here’s a verse that stood out to me today.  May it be an encouragement to continue to be faithful to serve God.

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We have completed our three part Sunday mini-series on Sunday questions concerning prayers for the church that is prompted from the Scripture in Colossians 1:9-12.

Here’s the table of contents from this series:

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This is part 3 of our Sunday mini-series.

This Sunday we want to ask the following question: Do you Pray with thanksgiving for being made a part of the Church?

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This was originally a comment I wrote over at Wally’s blog:

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