Join me in praying these 30 scriptures for the church!
If there is one thing I have found that Christians today have in common it is a struggle to find a good church home.
I can’t tell you how many times someone has confided in me that they are either struggling to find a church or feel a need to change churches for whatever reason: be it that their church has no children’s / teen program for their kids or the pastor doesn’t preach a solid Word; perhaps there is no fellowship in their church or they feel like second-class members.
Sometimes the church is legitimately the issue, but sometimes the issue is us.
I grew up a pastor’s kid and there were times when people would grow upset with my dad for reasons that were truly puzzling; times when they were in the hospital and became offended when he didn’t visit….but had no one called to let him know. And it seemed that no explanation was sufficient to resolve the offense.
And yet, there were times when I saw shepherds that were true hirelings – “fake shepherds”, for those who don’t know what a hireling is. In other words, pastors who do not authentically pastor; but take on that role for selfish reasons: money, power, position, a desire for control.
But there are those who are perhaps in healthy church families who experience – as every family does – conflict…or just awkward moments.
How do we react in these moments?
Our response in these times, whether they be awkwardness, conflict, a pastor who is a bully, or a situation in which we are offended, is very important.
No matter what the end result will be, we will never go wrong when we choose to pray.
One practice that I’m working on improving in my own prayer life is praying scripture. The Word of God has great power; but somehow I think that if we would choose to pair prayer up with scripture and actually pray scripture in situations and circumstances of our lives that it would be like a shot of nitro to our prayers!
Praying the Word of God is an exciting and effective way to pray!
Each month I make these prayer challenges available to you free for 30 days.
At the end of each month the prayer challenge will be available in my store for a very low price.
I serve on the leadership team for Good Morning Girls, founded by Courtney from Women Living Well, and I started the Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian chapter of Good Morning Girls.
I am a student of the Bible and hold an Associates degree in theology. I love God’s Word and I enjoy teaching others how to have an effective quiet time, even as busy moms and homemakers.
As I have prepared for these prayer challenges I have found exciting scriptures to target specific areas of our Christian walk.