Happy Spring Break (and time change)!
For this week’s prayer call (and likely the next few weeks), we will be focusing on praying the Psalms of Ascent over the communities, campuses, and citizens of Fort Worth.
The Psalms of Ascent, also known as the Songs of Ascent, are a collection of 15 psalms (Psalms 120-134) that were sung by Jewish pilgrims as they ascended to Jerusalem for the annual feasts.
These psalms are a powerful reminder of God’s faithfulness and protection, and they serve as a model for our own spiritual journeys as we ascend towards God in faith.
As we pray these psalms over our city, may we be reminded of God’s faithful planting of Mosaic Church Fort Worth to restore all that’s been broken through the Gospel of Jesus.
Just as the psalmist wrote, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1), we recognize that it is only through God’s grace and mercy, as led by the Holy Spirit, that we are able to do the work He has called us to do.
Tonight, we will be focusing on Psalm 133, which reads:
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
This psalm speaks to the importance of unity and oneness in faith in Christ Jesus.
Its richness in imagery of oil and dew running down represents the abundant blessings that come from this unity. And just as the oil was poured on Aaron as a sign of God’s favor and the dew brings life to the mountains of Zion, so too do we receive blessings when we come together in faith and worship.
As we gather for tonight’s prayer call and meditate on Psalm 133, we ask God to generously and graciously do the following as promised in His living Word:
- pour out His blessings of unity and oneness in faith through Christ Jesus,
- fill us with abundant life and joy that reflects the light and life of Jesus,
- and lead the lost from spiritual darkness to eternal life by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus.
Join us as at 8 pm tonight via Zoom as we lift up our city in prayer and seek God’s face together. Let us come together in unity and faith, knowing that God is faithful and He hears our prayers.
See you soon!
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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P.S. You’re invited to join us as we enter into our third week of a 12-week long Bible study entitled, “Come and See: Exploring the Gospel of John”.
P.S.S. Mark your calendar and join us for food and fun at The Brown’s house (text The Browns for location details).
Sunday, Mar. 26th @ 5 pm
Sunday, Apr. 16th @ 5 pm
General 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).
Alvin Brown, the Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church Fort Worth, brings over a decade of pastoral ministry experience and more than 20 years of operational and technical leadership expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Mallary, and their three children and contributing as a writer to various media outlets.