Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:20-22 NKJV)
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for the church and the opportunity to worship and unite with other believers in Christ. We recognize more than ever how desperately important this fellowship is. We have seen the truth of Proverbs 27:17 that iron sharpens iron…. And we understand the wisdom of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 when Paul wrote instructions for Christians to encourage each other and build one another up. We understand better than ever Hebrews 10:25 why You have instructed us to meet together. But we also understand that church is not a building and it’s not just on Sundays. Help us today to be the body of the church wherever we go. Help us to show the world what it means to live for Jesus. In Your Son’s Holy Name, Amen.