Monday, June 3, 2013

Bless Your Church, Campus & Land

Have you ever blessed your church—the saints who make up the congregation—and the property, the campus and land dedicated to the worship of God?  Speak your blessing out loud:

In the name of King Jesus the Just...
I bless our church with the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit. 
I bless our church with grace and freedom from legalism.

I bless 
our church with the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit.
I bless our church with unity and a feeling of goodwill and caring. 
I bless our church with the fear and knowledge of Yahweh. 
I bless our pastor(s) and leadership with the guidance, power and comfort of the Holy Spirit.   
I bless our church with irresistible human drawing-power where people seek God's Face.
I bless our church with many salvations, many entire sanctifications and many holy signs, wonders, miracles and healings.  
I bless our church with great spiritual, numerical, relational and financial growth. 
I bless our church to be the area where people have their deepest needs met. 
I bless our church with freedom in Christ and freedom from the evil one and his unclean servants with their devices, schemes & assignments. 
I bless our church with saints with generous hearts who give sacrificially of their time, talents and treasure for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Maurice Berquist, a late influential minister in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), wrote a book called The Miracle and Power of Blessing. I don't agree with all of Berk's views or theological framework but it is a provocative read. You can read it for *FREE* online at this location.