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My husband Wayne and I pray with 2 of our local mayors each month in their own cities with a group of other believers from different churches.  We have about an hour with each mayor. We have seen some amazing things happen and this is a good time for the mayors to be encouraged and also have prayer for things of concern to them going on in their cities.

The last time we prayed the Lord instructed me to pray for the Church, the Body of Christ in that city and He gave me some scriptures to pray.

Here is my prayer that I now pray for the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ around the world:

(Scriptures Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2-5, & Colossians 1:2-6)

Grace and (heart) peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ to the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, selected and called saints (God’s people) in any place who call upon and give honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  I thank God for you because the grace, the favor and spiritual blessing, of God which was bestowed on you in Christ Jesus.  So that in Him in every respect you were enriched, in full power and ready to speak of your faith, complete knowledge, illumination and have full insight into its meaning of being in Him.

I pray that it is heard of your faith in Christ Jesus around the world, the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness and of the love which you have and now show for all the saints.  Also I pray that it is heard around the world of your hope you have in the message of the truth of the Gospel.  That Gospel that is bearing fruit and still is growing by its own inherent power even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth.  You came to know the grace or undeserved favor of God in reality, deeply and clearly and thoroughly, becoming accurately and intimately acquainted with it.  In the name of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, amen.