40 Days Of Prayer: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Almighty God, we thank you.  We thank you that the apostles of two thousand years ago had vision, strength, and courage to live by and teach your Word as set forth by the example of your son, Jesus Christ.  We also thank you for the vision and direction given us by John Wesley, especially the reminder that your love and grace extends to all people.

Give us the courage, strength and vision of these saints as we attempt to further your kingdom.  May we do this by teaching your Word as you have given it, devoid of our own opinions and personal agendas.  Help us realize that we are to live by Jesus’ precepts, without altering them to fit the world in which we live. Please bless the body of Christ called the United Methodist Church and the United Methodists of Arkansas.  May we be strong encouragers who provide an invitation to those living in darkness to come into the light.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.