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As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. … So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-8, 11-13)
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are brought together to be made unified, to offer the gifts we have received by the grace of our Lord Jesus, and to walk in the ways of Christ so the world may know that Christ has been sent. With the Spirit of peace and unity in us, we are invited to pray now for clear discernment and vision around a potential new church building.
Gracious Father, we ask for open ears, hearts, and minds that we would receive your direction and calling. We ask for clarity and unity to around this decision. Help us to hear you and one another, so that we may do your will. May your Spirit fill us with wise courage and sacrificial love for whichever path you are leading us toward. We give you our thanks and praise in advance for these things, through Christ Jesus, Amen.
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