Father God, thank you for my church family, both near and far. These are the ones who share life with me and my biological family through all ups and downs, celebrations and disappointments. I treasure their brother- and sisterhood, and I cherish their prayer support. Thank you for blessing me with them in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16 ESV)