Praying For Our Pastor Search Committee

Each week a new emphasis will be posted.

Week Three: February 16-22, 2020

Pray for powerful unity and oneness of spirit within the committee.

Romans 15:5-6 – May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:10 – I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

Philippians 2:1-2 – …complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Psalm 116:12-14,19 Pray for this to be the heartbeat of all: “What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me? I will lift high the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.  I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people…in the courts of the house of the Lord – in your midst, Jerusalem, Praise the Lord”. Oh God, here I am, your servant: set me free for your service.

Week Two: February 9-15, 2020

Pray that committee members conduct their roles with supernatural discernment, wisdom and strength.

Psalm 29:11 – The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Proverbs 9:10 – Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting…    

Week One: February 2-8, 2020

Pray for deep spiritual cleansing and fullness of the Holy Spirit in each PSC member.

Psalm 66:18 – If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Zechariah 4:6 – … ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty (to Zerubbabel).

John 15:5 – I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing;

 Ephesians 5:18-21 – Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, thanks always for everything to God the father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

The CFBC Pastor Search Committee (PSC) will represent our church as they seek God’s will for the selection of our next Senior Pastor.  The search committee will need to be in constant prayer as they embark on their assignment.  

Each week’s prayer emphases are organized with scriptures to allow us to pray ‘scripturally’. Hebrews 4:12 says that “God’s Word is alive and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword”.  When we speak and pray the Scriptures, we are coming into agreement with God. 1 John 5:14 says that “…if we ask anything in accordance with His will, He hears us”.   The Lord promises to answer our prayers when we pray in line with His will.  

Additionally, praying the Scriptures will increase our spiritual growth as we memorize His word. We actually learn what God says about certain situations, and by praying His Word you will see His results. 

Note: All Biblical quotations are from the English Standard Version (ESV) or the New International Version (NIV).