Father, I ask you to bless the members of this congregation.
I am asking You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.
Where there is self-doubting,
release a renewed confidence in Your ability to work through them.
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I ask You to
give them understanding, patience, and strength
as they learn submission to your leading.
Where there is spiritual stagnation,
I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness,
and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You.
Where there is fear, reveal Your love,
and release to them Your courage.
Where there is a sin blocking them, reveal it,
and break its hold over my friends’ lives.
Bless their finances, give them greater vision, and raise up leaders,
and friends to support, and encourage them.
Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them, and reveal to them the power
they have in You to defeat it.
I ask You to do these things in Jesus’ name.
[Editor’s Note: This prayer has recently been circulating over the internet. I have adapted it slightly to apply it to our church family.]