Abba Father, we thank You for righteous fellowship among the believers in our church and beyond. We thank You for ordering our steps in Your Word. Thank You for the events, activities and programs for our Church Family that help to create fellowship. We are grateful for our fellowship and communion which we have with You, our Father; Jesus, our Savior; and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer. We thank You with all of our hearts as we meet with Your Godly people. Lord, You are an awesome God. Your deeds are so amazing; all who delight in You should ponder them. Everything You do reveals Your glory and majesty. Your righteousness never fails. You are wonderful and Your Name is highly exalted. You are worthy of all our praise. You are worthy of the glory, honor and power. Lord, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.
Mighty Father, Your will is for us to dwell together in unity. We declare that our Church Family will motivate one another to acts of love and good works. We will not neglect our meeting together; but we will encourage one another in the faith. We will not get tired of doing what is good for each other. As a result, we expect to reap a harvest of blessing at the right time. We will not give up, and at every opportunity, we will do good to everyone—especially to those in our family of faith. Iron sharpens iron so we will surround ourselves with those who have like minds so that we are positioned to glorify You in our public and private lives. We will engage in righteous fellowship and forsake all that will deter us from fulfilling Your will. We will be doers of Your Word and not hearers only. We will fight for righteous fellowship and we will win.
Holy Spirit, we ask that You align our relationships with Your will in our homes, church, jobs and communities. Show each of us how to organize our calendars and schedules so that Godly fellowship is more of a priority. Send Godly friends to those who are lonely. Help our Church Family to set the example of what righteous fellowship looks like. Knit our hearts closer together. Lord, help us to be obedient as You order our steps. Give us the power to crucify our flesh and walk in Your light. As we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to drop our gossip buddies, smoking buddies, promiscuous buddies, club-hopping buddies and anyone who the devil may use to keep us from glorifying God through our fellowship with the righteous. Help us to let our light so shine before people that they may see our good works and glorify You, our Heavenly Father.
Holy Spirit, show me how to strengthen the God-ordained relationships in my life. Show me those relationships that I need to end and give me the strength to end them:
Merciful Father, forgive us for our sins. Forgive those who do not participate in Church Family activities. Forgive those for the unrighteous relationships that keep them from Your best for their lives. Forgive those for disobedience when You have told them to end certain relationships and they refuse to do so. Forgive all of us for putting our work in front of family and friends. Forgive us for having fellowship or relationship with anything that is not of You. Forgive us for the doors that we may have opened without knowing it from our childhood or adult experiences. Help us to know that there is no condemnation to those of us who are in Christ and that as we confess our sins, we are forgiven and that You remember them no more. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, You are to be praised forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours. This is Your Kingdom, Lord, and You are over all things. Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.