Baptists in Prayer

Thank you for joining us this week, as we join in prayer for our worldwide Baptist Family.

Churches, individuals, and organizations are invited to join the Staff of the BWA each week as we pray for the Baptist family around the world.  Please add prayers appropriate to current news from the countries below, as needed. We share prayer time each Wednesday morning at the BWA International Office in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. Questions or Comments: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          


IN FOCUS THIS WEEK:

All Baptists are invited to join us in prayer for the following countries:

Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia 

And the member bodies in these countries:                                              

  • Union of Evangelical Christian Baptist Churches of Armenia- 155 churches with 4,920 members
  • Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Azerbaijan- 22 churches with 3,000 members
  • Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia- 39 churches with 1,015 members

PRAYER FROM THE PEOPLE:

You are not the accuser, but the liberator, 
not the destroyer, but the rescuer, 
not the executioner, but the savior, 
not the scatterer, but the gatherer, 
not the traitor, but the deliverer. 
You do not pull down, but lift up. 
You do not knock down, but stand upright. 
You do not curse, but bless. 

You do not take revenge, but give grace. 
You do not torment, but comfort. 
You do not erase, but write. 
You do not shake, but steady. 
You do not trample, but console. 
You do not invent the causes of death, 
but seek the means to preserve life. 
You do not forget to help.

You do not abandon the good. 
You do not withhold compassion. 
You do not bring the sentence of death, 
but the legacy of life. 
You are not opposed for your generosity. 
You are not blasphemed for your grace. 
You are not cursed for your bounty. 
You are not insulted for your free gifts. 
You are not mocked for your patience. 
You are not blamed for your pardon. 
You are not accused for your goodness. 
You are not dishonoured for your sweetness. 
You are not despised for your meekness. 
For these, we send not complaints, 
but gratitude that cannot be silenced. 
Take away my sins, Almighty. 

Remove the curse from me, blessed. 
Pardon my debts, merciful. 
Erase my transgressions, compassionate. 
Extend your hand of deliverance 
and I will instantly be made perfect. 
What is easier than this for you Lord, 
and what is more important to you? 
Thus, providential Lord, revive me, 
made in your image and brought to life by your breath, 
in order to renew the breath of your pure 
enlightening grace, 
protecting my sinful soul.

© 2001 The Armenian Prayer Book of St Gregory of Narek, English transl. Thomas J. Samuelian, www.stgregoryofnarek.am

 

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