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Session 18

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

Read: Romans 15:5-6, Psalm 84

Within the body of Christ, there are varying opinions, teaching methods, and worship styles. But, there is only one Jesus. 

At times, believers within the church may disagree, and we may let those disagreements get the best of us. Often, it is easier to fight against one another rather than for one another. 

1 Peter 2:17 encourages us to “love the family of believers." When conflict or strife occurs in a family, we want peace. We do not want to oppose one another. In the same way, when there are opposing views and conflict within the church, we can work toward being unified as the family of God. 


Celebrate

  • What do you appreciate about the church? What about it fills you with hope? The church is the only organization God created, and He cares deeply about it. Let God know how much His church means to you. 
  • Unity in the church is possible because God gave us the ability to live at peace with one another through Jesus (Romans 12:18). When was the last time you thanked God for giving you the ability to experience His peace?


Anticipate

  • What are some areas of the church (locally or globally) that are in need of unity? What are you most looking forward to seeing believers unite around in the year ahead?


Ask

  • When you think about unity in the church, does a specific person or situation come to mind? Are there any unresolved disputes you need to address? If so, ask God for forgiveness. Then, reach out to the people involved to seek their forgiveness as well. 
  • Have you ever been hurt by people in the church? Ask God to heal your pain and to help you forgive those who hurt you. 
  • How do you respond when you come across disunity? Do you thrive on conflict or run from conflict? Ask God for the wisdom and understanding to bring people together instead of allowing conflict to push others apart. 

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Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

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2

Dear God, guide my career choices

Dear God, guide my career choices

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3

Dear God, show me your presence today

Dear God, show me your presence today

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4

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

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5

Dear God, heal my body

Dear God, heal my body

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Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

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7

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

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8

Dear God, I feel so alone

Dear God, I feel so alone

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9

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

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10

Dear God, guide my kids

Dear God, guide my kids

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Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

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Dear God, help me to forgive others

Dear God, help me to forgive others

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13

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

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14

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

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15

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

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16

Dear God, save people in this place

Dear God, save people in this place

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17

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

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18

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

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19

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

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20

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

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21

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

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22

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

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23

Dear God, someone I love is sick

Dear God, someone I love is sick

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24

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

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25

Dear God, stop the violence

Dear God, stop the violence

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Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

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Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

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