“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Jeremiah 29:7
Read Jeremiah 29:7
Lord, we pray you would use Mars Hill Everett to transform their city and county. Give them a harvest as they cultivate relationships through serving their city and proclaiming the gospel.
The city of Everett has been a dark place for many years and has been seen as a city where sin abounds. Much like Babylon, Lord, sin and the worship of false gods have brought great affliction upon people in Everett. Thank you for making a way for us into the heart of this city and giving us the opportunity to preach the gospel there. We trust that in our efforts to seek the welfare of this city, we will see the light of Jesus break in and crush the darkness that has for so long dominated the city of Everett.
Lord, just as you used your people in the darkness of Babylon, use your people in Everett. Rather than separating from the city and its people, may we plunge right in, headfirst, heart and soul, taking you at your word and proclaiming the truth that will set people free. Teach us to be in the world but not of it, to love people where they are, as they are, while you work in their hearts to draw them forward into your radiant, beautiful light. Lord, burden my heart to sow the seeds of your gospel into the relationships you have given me.
Help us to remain steadfast and faithful to your call, and please work miracles among us as we labor to see sinners repent and believe that the kingdom of God is here. Bring shalom to Everett, Lord.
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