Matt Chandler – Nine Pastoral Prayers

Been listening to Chandler’s latest series on Authority – excellent stuff so far! In the 6th sermon (from 11/14/2010) he lays out these 9 prayers that he and the other pastors of The Village pray for their church:

  1. That we would see that the greatest problem in the universe is not mere moral failure – but a failure to honor God (Romans 1:21)
  2. That we would understand that discipline will never bring about love – but love always brings about discipline (Galatians 3:5)
  3. That we would realize that children of God are not under wrath – but mercy (Romans 9:23)
  4. That we would find that the fullness of all things – including life and joy – is in Christ (John 10:10)
  5. That we would experience a holy discontentment with where our lives are – and espouse the hope of what our lives can be (Romans 8:20)
  6. That we would recognize that God has purposefully placed us here – at this time, in this place – for His glory (Acts 17:26)
  7. That we would develop a taste for truth – even difficult ones (Psalm 119:11)
  8. That we would embrace Biblical Christianity – not American evangelicalism (2 Timothy 3:5)
  9. That we would believe in the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit – and desire them earnestly (1 Corinthians 14:39)


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