Today, take time to identify ten people that you know at UUMC who are in the role of leader. It may be a staff person or someone who is in a volunteer leadership position. Pray for them, by name, all throughout the day.
Pray that they will be strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:8 (KJV) "But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
Pray that they will feel the strong presence of God in their life and ministry.
Isaiah 61:1-3 (KJV) "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified."
Pray that they will feel deeply loved by God and appreciated by the people of this church.
Romans 5:5 (NIV)"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
Pray that many lives will be impacted for the kingdom by the power of God in and through them.
1 John 4:13-16 (NIV)"We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us."
Pray that they will feel the power of your prayers and be refreshed and renewed by the Holy Spirit for future ministry.
Joel 2:28 (KJV) "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions"
Rev. Laurinda Kwiatkowski
Pastor, Worship and Discipleship