Day One: Equipped.

Let’s read aloud together the following passages, confession and prayer:

Psalm 63:1-3, 5 (NIV)
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

Confession: Manila Manifesto
We affirm that God has committed to the whole church and every member of it the task of making Christ known throughout the world; we long to see all lay and ordained persons mobilized and trained for this task.
We affirm that the gifts of the Spirit are distributed to all God’s people, women and men, and that their partnership in evangelization must be welcomed for the common good.

Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, may your church be built up as we experience more of the Spirit’s gifts. May we worship, pray, live biblically, and build church communities through the exercise of the Spirit’s gifts. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s worship with the song “Hands to the heavens” by Kari Jobe (click here).

– GK