A Prayer for Unity.

Published October 5, 2022

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A Prayer for Unity.

Hi everyone!

We’re encouraged to connect with you all tonight at 8 pm to continue in our time of corporate prayer and praise as we seek God on behalf of the greater Fort Worth metroplex.

Last week we specifically aimed our hearts to pray the words from Isaiah 53:4-6 that our God would hear our prayers and heal the people, communities, campuses, and the city of Fort Worth from sin and the consequences of sin.

As we invest time together tonight, we’ll pray for God’s unity as a local church and body in answering His call to fulfill the vision of the Gospel reaching Fort Worth:

Mosaic Church exists to make disciples for Jesus through the core values of worship, community, and mission in a multiethnic, multigenerational context.

When I internalize the vision God has given us to live out, that is for the Gospel to be revealed to the nations, I’m often reminded of the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the local church body in Ephesus found in Ephesians 3:14-21.

God’s plan and purpose of unity in a “saved by grace through faith“ strength and love for Christ Jesus and us, His Church.

“14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches, he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

If not familiar with Paul’s prayer in its entirety, then most of us have likely familiar with or have heard verses 20-21. In fact, verses 20-21 are often misquoted or decontextualized to declare, proclaim, and decree the meeting or exceeding of our natural needs and desires — finances, homes, cars, health, etc.

But are things really at the heart of what Paul is addressing, or is he after something far greater and deeper than any of us could ever imagine?

Those things — finances, homes, cars, health, etc. —are good in their own right. They all have their rightful place and position. However, they often blind us, divide us, and isolate us from living in community and unity with others when they become our identity and compelling reason to live.

In addition, they greatly pale in comparison to the immeasurable love of Jesus, and the power and strength of His love for, in, and through us to live in unity just as our Triune God — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — has since before time.

It’s only through truly experiencing relationship to follow and believe in Jesus that knowing His love compels us to live in a united multiethnic, multigenerational context — to live and relate in a way that things could never nor in a way we simply could not comprehend on our own.

So as we pray tonight, let us prepare our hearts and bring our heart’s cry to pray this very prayer for God’s grace through faith, strength, power, and love to be made known through the mystery of Christ Jesus.

For when we pray and live as Paul and the early churches aimed their hearts to do, we witness our communities and campuses across Fort Worth being transformed, redeemed, and compelled by Christ’s love to live in and find life in unity.

A unity, a timeless expression of the Gospel, that brings God all the glory and unites all nations together in Him as a Christ-centered and Spirit-empowered body, His Church!

Weekly Prayer Call from 8 pm – 9 pm (TONIGHT)

Every Wednesday night from 8 pm – 9 pm will be our corporate prayer and praise time to pray for the city of Fort Worth as well as one another and all that God is calling us to. We will start and end promptly, and look forward to everyone participating in our weekly call.

Join us at 8 pm tonight on Zoom, and let’s labor and pray to witness a change in communities and on campuses for Jesus.

God bless,
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown

alvin@makingamosaic.com :: mallary@makingamosaic.com

Prayer Requests & Updates

For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.

For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.

For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.

For finances and provisions.

For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU).

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