I just love that the Vineyard Church of Lewiston starts every worship service by praying for a another local church. Thanking God for them and their faithfulness. Praying He’d bless them and prosper them.
It’s a great reminder that the Body of Christ is so much bigger than our little tribe.
It’s been my habit for the past few years to ask God to bless the church I’m driving by. That His Kingdom would pour out through them. That they’d come to know Him more and more.
But today, praying for a local church, I realized that it stopped there. I haven’t been exactly blessing in my conversations. It’s as though my prayers were really more along the lines of “bless them to be as cool as I think my tribe is.”
I’m not proud of that.
It’s especially humbling to realize that these other churches are still around; whereas my congregation has closed.
As of today, I want my “bless them” prayers to be more along the lines of “bless them to be what You want them to be.”