21 Effective, Intercessionary Prayers for the Church.
In the Christian life, prayer and reading God’s word are important. Praying for people who lead and attend our church is one method to seek the Lord’s protection and strength. These strong Intercessionary Prayers for the Church will help to invoke the Lord’s blessing power.
Happy Church Prayer
The church is your beloved bride, Lord Jesus Christ, and we look to you to lead your people. We ask that your word be clearly and faithfully proclaimed in your church, and that we be challenged, encouraged, and changed as a result of it. We pray for the protection of our leaders from temptation, complacency, and idolatry. We pray that your church will be filled with joy as we sing your praises together. Fill our prayers with faith in your mighty power, and your people with your Holy Spirit. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for the City on a Hill
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, that you are the resurrection and the life, and that death has no power over you. You have assembled your people in your name to build the church. Your life and love are mirrored in the lives and loves of the Christians in that church. May your church be like a city on a hill, flashing its light into the world’s darkness. Nothing in all creation, not death or life, angels or rulers, things present or future, height or depth, or anything else, will be able to separate your people from your love. Amen, in your mighty name.
Community Prayer in the Church
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for being the light of the world, guiding our steps on your road. According to your word, you are a Wonderful Father who provides us good gifts. Thank you for the gift of the church, a community of your children united to worship, serve, pray, and love you. Give us the courage to live as your global ambassadors. Lord, bless your church and keep us pure, and show your face on us. Give us peace by turning your face towards us. Amen, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Christ’s Body
Thank you, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, for your immense and plentiful strength, and for your unfathomable insight. You have built the church, which is defined as Christ’s body, in your wisdom. May we work together as one body, using the qualities and abilities you have given us to love and serve one another faithfully. Would we draw power from Jesus, the body’s head? May the Lord increase and multiply our affection for one another. May you establish our hearts as holy and blameless before you. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Christ’s Bride
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for being aware of my every need. The church, according to your word, is your bride. Your blood has washed clean and purified your people. Your goodness has clothed your people. You love the church, you died for it, you pray for it, and you keep it going. Please hear my prayer and fill your people with knowledge and experience of your love. You are the God of persistence and hope. Help us to live in harmony with one another so that we can exalt you with one voice. In your mighty name, Amen.
The Prayer for God’s House
Thank you, Faithful Father, for having plans for your church that are for our good and your glory. According to the Bible, the church is your house, and you live in the midst of your people. Let us be constructed on the rock that is Jesus Christ. Allow us to be built in a way that honors you. May Christ reside in our hearts by faith, so that we, rooted and grounded in love, have the strength to know Christ’s love that beyond knowledge. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Create a Church Prayer
Thank you, Mighty God, for being gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Jesus promised to construct the church and that the gates of Hell would not prevail against it. Lord, fill your church with the peace that comes from knowing we are safe in your hands. Fill us with courage to reach out to others. According to the power at work inside us, you are capable of far more abundantly than all that we ask or imagine. Glory to you for all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer of the Living Stones
Thank you, Lord, for giving the gift of abundant, eternal life. According to the Bible, your people are like living stones being built into your house, the church. Please assist us in living and loving in a way that brings glory to your name. May Christ’s word dwell in us, educating us in every wisdom. Whatever we do, whether in word or deed, let us do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Blessings on Your Church Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you for knowing and loving me. Your people are to love one another, serve one another, honor one another, teach one another, rebuke one another, and build one another up, according to your word. Would you please bless your church so that we can fulfill these commands with one another and grow in our faith? May the Lord increase and multiply our affection for one another. May you establish our hearts as holy and blameless before you. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer to Protect Your Church
Protect your church, Heavenly Father, from attacks and persecution. Use your church to offer a safe haven and sanctuary to people in need. Make use of your church to further your kingdom in this world. Make use of your church to bless the community in which it is located. Use your church to revitalize and refresh the tired and wounded. Use your church to train people to do acts of love and service. Make use of your church to spread the joyful message of the gospel. Make use of your church to show your faithfulness to a watching world. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for God’s People
God the Creator, thank you for keeping all of your promises. You have said that through the presence of your Holy Spirit, you dwell in the hearts of your people. You are in the middle of us when your church gathers. Lord, hear our prayer and strengthen your church. You are the God of tranquillity. May you thoroughly sanctify us, and may our entire spirit, soul, and body be maintained spotless at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. You, who summoned us, are steadfast until the end. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Create Your Church Prayer
Thank you, Loving Father, for being mighty and plentiful in power, and for your unfathomable knowledge. You have pledged to battle for us while we remain motionless, stuck in you. Please protect your church from hostile attacks, Lord. Remove the sin that is causing relational problems in your congregation. Instill love and humility in your employees. May the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved us and gave us eternal peace and hope through grace, console our hearts and establish us in all good works. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Church Growth
Thank you, Father, for being our defender and provider. You have said that when we pray to you, you will listen to us. Please accept our prayer for the expansion of your church. May people respond in repentance and faith to you and be added to your people. We may work and labor, but you are the source of progress. You are the Sovereign King of kings and Lord of lords, the only one with immortality and the only one who lives in unapproachable light. Be honor and eternal dominion to you. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Church Leadership
Thank you, God, for being our shield and strength. Your word promises that you will abundantly bless your church. Please shield our church leaders from harm and renew their vision as they shepherd your flock. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, strengthen their spirits and restore their souls. May they find peace in your tender care. May the Father’s love, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Holy Spirit brighten our hearts and bring peace to our souls today and always. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Improve Your Church Prayer
Merciful God, thank you for your beautiful craftsmanship, your just ways, and your faithfulness. Your word says you are near to all who call on you, to all who truly call on you. We implore you to fortify your church. Make use of your people to bless the communities in which they dwell. May you, God of all grace, who has called us to eternal glory through Christ Jesus, make the church holy, strong, and peaceful. Forever and ever, praise and honor be yours. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for the Community of Love
Lord of the Nations, thank you for not changing; you stay the same from the beginning of time to the end of time. Your word suggests you are good to everyone; you care about all you have created. Give us, your people, a deep affection for your temple, the church. May we love, serve, and worship together in faithfulness and delight. May we increase in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All glory to you, now and forever. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Financial Blessing
Thank you, God of the Universe, that every good and perfect gift comes from you, the Father of Lights. Your scripture indicates that those who seek the Lord have everything they need. Please financially bless your church so that your efforts can continue in this world. Inspire your congregation to give freely to the church’s ministry. May we be aware of your provision for all of our needs. Please answer our plea and bless your church. May we see your beauty, feel your love, understand your knowledge, and sense your might. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for a Gathering
Thank you, Everlasting Father, that there is nowhere I can go that is not in your presence. According to the Bible, we should not abandon the practice of gathering together, but rather continue to encourage one another. Increase the attendance at your church to strengthen it. May we be filled with a desire to encourage and support one another in our love and devotion to you. May your peace fill our hearts, your grace fill our words, your love fill our hands, and your joy fill our souls. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Church Prayer that Produces Results
Thank you, Prince of Serenity, for never leaving us alone; your presence calms the stormy sea of our lives and speaks peace to our soul. Your word states that if we remain in you, we shall bear great fruit. We ask that you make your church flourishing as we strive to build each other up in Christ. Lord, please hear our prayer. May your love be the fire in our bellies. May your joy be us strength in difficult times. May your presence be our overflowing peace. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Prayer for Unity
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your great love for the church. We pray for your people to be united in their diversity and to love one another faithfully regardless of culture or background. We request that your church raise up mature disciples of Jesus who will disseminate the gospel message over the world. We ask that you raise up godly and trustworthy leaders to oversee your people. We pray that your church demonstrate a desire for your word and spirit. We ask that you cultivate and maintain strong, meaningful relationships within your church that can be used to show your love to a watching world. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We thank you, Everlasting Father, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, that our prayers for the church might invoke your unending love for your people. We pray that you will bring individuals to yourself and collect them in churches where they can be faithfully discipled all throughout the world. We pray that churches all over the world will be welcoming communities of grace that reflect your character to others. We pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted and ask that you give them the strength they need to endure. Amen. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.