Everything about everyone involved in worship on "Dedication Sunday" honored Jesus and deepened bonds through and for Him!
Praise the Lord!
There have been several requests for the prayer following the Litany of Dedication of Blessings Campaign (attached).
Here's a summary; noting the full version is available as recorded via www.bnnsradio.com:
Lord, we thank You for everyone who partnered to expand
this wineskin through prayer, encouraging commentary,
sacrificial offerings of self and substance, and unconditional
favor in His Spirit, "As you do it for others, you do it for Me."
We thank You for Dale, Carl, Pat, Rick, their predecessors,
everyone listed on the green insert, our immediate and
extended family of faith, and, especially, Your Holy Spirit
to overcome the spirits of doubt, contentment, complacency,
selfishness, irreconcilability, pride, defiance, and rebellion.
It hasn't always been easy. Sometimes it's been downright
painful. Feelings have been strained, energies exhausted,
excuses betrayed, dark rationalizations exposed, and exits
enabled; yet, thankfully, true discipleship radiated, fidelities
deepened, and storms stilled.
Of course, we know there's more to be done. There's still
an omission, hole, that must be filled; and, right now in
hearing...[and reading]...,You as Holy Spirit are calling,
compelling, and convicting the able by Your grace to step
up and materialize.
Now we begin afresh in concert with You: "Behold, I make
all things new!"
We can no longer settle for business as usual, the way things
were or maybe were but are no more, self over service, me over
we, I over Thou, or anything or anyone distracting us from our
highest goal, greatest ambition, and most fervent prayer of
saying the things that Jesus would say and doing the things that
Jesus would do to be a beacon for Him and safe haven for
all as perfectly patterned by Jesus in whose Name we pray.
Blessings and Love!