Prayer Of The Body of Christ

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Prayer Of The Body of Christ

Christ — High PriestCategory: BibleBible. Royal preasthood

Our bodies are the members of Christ

15Know ye not thatyour bodies are the members of Christ?shall I then take the members of Christ, and makethemthe members of an harlot?God forbid.Еф 5, 30.
16What?know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body?for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.Gen.

2, 24.Мф 19, 5.Мк 10, 7.Еф 5, 31.
17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body;but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19What?know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghostwhich isin you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?1 Пет 2, 5.1 Кор 3, 16.2 Кор 6, 16.

20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.Деян 20, 28.1 Пет 1, 19.Гал 3, 13.

1Co 6:15-20

11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
12For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so alsoisChrist.Рим 12, 4.
13Forby one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,whetherwe beJews or Gentiles, whetherwe bebond or free;and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.Мк 1, 8.Гал 3, 28.

1Co 12:11-13

27Nowye are the body of Christ,andmembers in particular.Еф 5, 23.
28And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.Рим 12, 6.Еф 4, 11.

1Co 12:27-28

15I speak as to wise men;judge ye what I say.1 Кор 1, 5.
16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?Мф 26, 26.Деян 2, 42, 46.
17For we beingmany are one bread, and one body:for we are all partakers of that one bread.Ин 6, 33.

1Co 10:15-17

4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:1 Кор 12, 12.
5Sowe,beingmany, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Rom 12:4-5

15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which alsoye are called in one body;and be ye thankful.Еф 4, 3.Флп 4, 7. 13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far offare made nigh by the blood of Christ.Деян 2, 39.
14For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partitionbetween us;Ис 9, 6.Ин 16, 33.
15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity,eventhe law of commandmentscontainedin ordinances;for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;2 Кор 5, 17.
16And that he might reconcile both unto Godin one bodyby the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.Ис 57, 19.Зах 9, 10.
18For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.Ин 14, 6.Рим 5, 2.Евр 10, 19.
19Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;Ис 28, 16.1 Пет 2, 4.
21In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:Кол 2, 19.
22In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit2 Кор 6, 16. 1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,Деян 21, 33.
2If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:Деян 9, 15.Гал 1, 16.
3How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery;(as I wrote afore in few words,Еф 1, 9.
4Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;1 Пет 1, 12.
6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, andof the same body,and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:Рим 15, 12.
7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.Деян 9, 15. 1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,Флп 1, 27.Кол 1, 10.1 Фес 2, 12.
2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4There isone body, and one Spirit,even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;Рим 12, 5.1 Кор 12, 12. 18Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, Никто да не обольщает вас самовольным смиренномудрием и служением Ангелов, вторгаясь в то, чего не видел, безрассудно надмеваясь плотским своим умом2 Кор 11, 14.
19And not holding the Head, from whichall the bodyby joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together,increaseth with the increase of God.Еф 4, 15.

Growth of the Body of Christ

The Body of Christ fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.Eph 4:16

11And he gave some, apostles;and some, prophets;and some, evangelists;and some, pastors and teachers;1 Кор 12, 28.
12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:1 Кор 14, 20.
14That wehenceforthbe no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head,evenChrist:Рим 12, 9.Еф 1, 22.Кол 1, 18.
16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Eph 4:11-16


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5 Prayers to Pray for Your Church

Prayer Of The Body of Christ

“Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. Through them, life-sustaining power was derived. The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings.

So is the prayer meeting a grace-o-meter, and from it, we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God is near a church, it must pray.

And if He is not there, one of dying first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer!” Charles Haddon Spurgeon

When is the last time you prayed for your church body? What about your pastor? Staff? Leadership? Have you prayed for your Sunday School teacher? Have you interceded on behalf of issues taking place in your church or decisions that need to be made?

Our churches are under the attack of the enemy never before. Our leaders and each of our brothers and sisters in Christ need our prayers. We are the Body of Christ and we must lift one another up! Let's use these prayers for the church – both your local church and those around the world. 

A Prayer for Good to Prevail over Evil

“‘As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.” Genesis 50:20

Lord, what the enemy means for evil against our church body, we believe You can use for good. Remind our hearts of this.

When we are being attacked and crushed from all sides, remind us of Your faithfulness to use everything for Your good and Your glory. May we not fear but trust in Your provision for our church family.

May we not only be readers of Your Word but believers and doers. Increase our faith, Lord.

A Prayer for Unity as a Church Body

“I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3

God, help our church body to walk in a manner worthy of the calling You have given us. Help us in all our interactions with one another to have humble and gentle hearts. Grant us patience for one another, bearing with one another in love. Grant the Body of Christ unity. May we walk humbly with You, God, allowing You to show us our wrongs.

A Prayer to Seek the Lord

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.” 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

Lord, You have told us in Your Word that You hear our prayers. We are crying out to You, we are humbling ourselves before You and seeking Your face. We come together as a church body to seek You. We repent and turn from our wicked ways, thank You for hearing us. Thank you for Your forgiveness and healing.

“So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” Romans 14:19

Father God, You desire peace and unity and encouragement for our body of believers. Help us, Lord, to pursue what makes for peace and for building one another up. To pursue the things You will lead to peace and unity.

Give us discerning hearts to know Your will and give us the courage to be obedient. Lord, we know that without You and Your Holy Spirit indwelling each of us, we cannot do any of these things.

But, with You and for Your glory, grant our body peace and unity.

A Prayer to Follow Jesus

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Luke 9:23-24

Lord, You have given us what seems an impossible task with this passage. You have asked us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow You. Even when our spirits are willing, the flesh is weak. You know our hearts, Father.

Help us, with Your Holy Spirit, to examine our hearts and hear from You. The longer we walk with You, the more we look You. We desire to become more and more You, less selfish and more selfless, willing to deny ourselves in any and all situations.

You have told us that when we lose our life for Your sake, we will save it. Save us from ourselves, God.

As we lift up these words for our churches, let us come before God with humility and a willingness to obey. Let us put others first and serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we seek God first, putting aside our own desires. May we become intercessors for our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we pray more and criticize less. May we be encouragers and uplifters.

Candace Crabtree is just a broken mama thankful for grace and new mercies every morning. She and her husband live in East Tennessee where they homeschool their 3 kids.

Candace also enjoys teaching piano, coffee, good books and blogging at His Mercy Is New.

On her blog, she shares encouragement for weary women from God's Word along with resources for learning to pray the Scriptures. 

Publication date: July 7, 2016

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