October 3rd, 2021

O God, we give you praise for each one who is a part of the Body of Christ here at Wellesley Mennonite Church. Thank you, Father, for the gifts each one brings, for the fact that as a part of the body, each one plays a crucial role, each one is a vital part. God, you have combined the members of the body “so that there would be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part is honoured.” 1 Cor. 12: 25-26. God give us the insight, compassion, and grace, so that this may become the reality within the body here at WMC.

Lord Jesus, as we again come to a time of transition as a congregation, may we keep our eyes on you. May your love flow in and through us, may we walk in step with you through the guidance of the Holy Spirt, and may forgiveness, grace, and humility become the hallmark of our character. This we pray in your holy name Jesus, for ourselves and for each other.

9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[b] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Col. 1: 9-14

Prayer Requests:

· The road of grief presents a unique challenge to each person who finds themselves on it. Thank you for your continued prayers for the many spouses, children, and family members of our church community who are grieving the death of a loved one. Do not forget these individuals but allow God’s love to flow through you as you provide both care and support. Pray for God’s peace and comfort in the life of each individual.

· Pray for wisdom for the leadership of our Christian Ed. program at all age groups as decisions are made concerning programming this Fall. May God’s will be done.

· Continue to pray for Kara as she concludes her sabbatical within the next weeks. May God provide physical and spiritual rest and renewal through His presence and place a fresh vision of His call within her heart and mind. We pray Father that you would fill her with your joy.

Households of Faith: Praise & Prayer

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them together in perfect unity.”

Col. 3: 13-14