Note from Team LO: We are so glad you’re here! Each Thursday in October we’ll be posting different prayers for our Nation. Enjoy and meditate on this prayer for unity.
“Making known to us to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” Ephesians 1:9-10
God, we come to you today with a heart posture of thanksgiving for your plan for the fullness of time. In a culture and day and age that asks questions like, “What is God doing?” or “Is God still with us and for us?”, we can know that we know that we know that you are still on the throne.
We thank you that we can know that you are still furthering your plan for unity. We can know that you will bring our life to completion at the day of Christ’s return (Philippians 1:6).
But God, we need your help for this. Above that, we just need you. Nothing else. Would you, in your power and strength, give us hearts that align with your heart for unity among us? Would you pour heaven down on us and continue to give us, your people, the mind of Christ to look for what we have in common, more than dwell on what we disagree on?
God, thank you that you are still advancing your plan, and that nothing can stop that.
A global pandemic cannot stop it.
Natural Disasters cannot stop it.
Division cannot stop it.
An election cannot stop it.
God, have your way and be magnified among us, and through you being magnified, unite us.
“..that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, that they world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” John 17:21-23
Father, we thank you that we have a Savior that could empathize with our weaknesses, but all the more, through empathy, set the perfect example for us on Earth. We agree with Jesus’ prayer found in John 17, that we would be one, even as Jesus is one with you. Out of the love that you have poured out on us, give us the desire to pour out love and unity onto other’s. We don’t have the ability to carry out the act of godly unity on our own (Romans 7:18). We need your help each hour, each second of each day to carry out your mission for unity.
Lord, we trust that you will call us up in the coming month.
We trust that you will increase our dependence on you to love those around us.
We trust that you will increase our prayers for those that are difficult to love.
We trust that you will equip us with the words to use that give you glory in the tough conversations.
We trust that through our unity, you will bring others to you through seeing that the people of God operate differently than the rest of the world.
We trust you, we trust you, we trust you.
Unify us, Lord, for your name and your renown is the desire of our souls (Isaiah 26:8)