Father God, I pray our love grows stronger and our bonds tighter as believers, brothers and sisters in Christ. Increase the territory and effectiveness of your church to your glory and honor. Help us to rise out of our comfort zones and embrace the challenges to come in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.” (2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 ESV)