Week of July 4th

Based on Psalm 90 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

We pray for Jason, Jenny, Jacob, Julian, Judah, and Jackie Dorsey. Give them rest in your shadow and refuge under your wing so that they may be restored to us with new strength and clarity of purpose. Lord, in your mercy:

Hear our prayers.

We pray for those who are traveling. Thank you for returning the Kenya team to us this week. We pray that during this time of transitioning back, they may find their bearings by connecting to you - the one whose promises are just as true in the slums of Kibera as they are in Indianapolis. We also remember Britt King, who is being deployed to Kosovo. We pray for a speedy end to the adoption process for Isaiah Castor, so that Sarah can travel soon to the Congo (DRC) and bring home her son. Lord, in your mercy:

Hear our prayers.

We pray for our church, that we may be a spiritual community, increasingly finding our identity and calling to this city shaped by the power of the gospel. Lead us by the Spirit to put to death both the sins that plague us and the pride in our own righteousness. Help us to put on the Spirit of sonship so that we may call out, “Abba Father.” Lord, in your mercy:

Hear our prayers.

All around us, creation waits in eager anticipation for the sons of God to be revealed. We groan inwardly as we wait patiently for the redemption of our bodies. As we anticipate your kingdom coming fully on earth - we ask to see glimpses of it breaking through now in our relationships, our work, our struggles, and our celebrations. Thank you for rescuing Andy Davis, Jack Moore, and Mas Sato. We pray that you would continue to heal those among us who are sick. Lord, in your mercy:

Hear our prayers.

May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.

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