As Jesus approaches Jerusalem, we see his triumphal entry. Before that we will get lessons on stewardship and the lordship of Christ.
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Dear Father in Heaven,
Your Son Jesus Christ deserves all the devotion, all the praise and all the commitment that we can possibly give. He is worthy of even more.
He has said that you have given him all authority in heaven and on earth. We need to willingly give him all authority over every part of our lives.
We willingly offer you our talents, relationship, treasure, the truth as much as we know it, and our time. All that we have is from you, so we offer it back to you as yours for us to use in your service.
As stewards we want to be faithful.
And we wait for your Son to return from heaven and begin his earthly rule as King.
So we pray in his name,
The church has been waiting for Christ’s return for what seems like a long time. Help our faith to be genuine and our attitude to remain watchful so that we will be ready when he finally arrives.
Help us also to be busy about our Master’s business. You have given us resources and abilities that you expect us to use for you. Help us not to fear or get lazy, but rather to use what you have given us for your glory.
We also realize that the consequences of Christ’s judgment are eternal. We ask you to forgive us that we might inherit the kingdom that you have prepared for us from the foundation of the world.
We pray for all of those we know that are lost, that they might be saved, and in that way avoid the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
While we are waiting for Jesus and working for you, help us to be a blessing to the poor, the needy, the foreigner, the sick and those who are in prison.
Help us to be a blessing to any and all that need our help, starting with our brothers and sisters in Christ, but not stopping with only them.
And help us to keep doing this until Jesus comes.
In Christ’s name,
On Wednesday we will get together for Week 5 of 12 in our “Make Disciples.” series. Below you will find links to an overview of the full 12 weeks and for the fifth area on the map, Engaging God’s World: Day Job.
During the 12 weeks, we are addressing areas on a comprehensive discipleship map. After discussing each area, we will try to establish Milestones that would provide evidence of personal spiritual growth – markers that we work toward.