Holy God, unite us through your gospel. Propel us forward with the only saving message. Keep us pulling in the same yoke of your salvation, throwing our full weight the same direction for your grace and glory. Don’t let us be swayed by false teaching and premises not present in your Scriptures. Ground us in your Word. Give us your Spirit to guide our speech. Grant us your wisdom to say only what is your truth. Bind us together to your purpose and not our own. Show us how to hold each other accountable in love that builds our one-another-ness, our deep respect for each other in Christ. We put our trust in Christ alone. We have eternal hope in Christ alone. We pray for the redemption that comes through faith in Christ alone. May we be worthy of your gospel. Focus our efforts on the joy of your salvation. I pray in the precious name of Jesus, who gave his life to redeem me, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents.” (Philippians 1: 27-28a)