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Prayer Covenant

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The Basis

We are brothers and sisters in Christ. We make this covenant and pray it together because we share the life and love of Christ. We have confessed our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, our Head and our God. We are fellow members of His body, the church, and brothers and sisters in the family of God (Ephesians 5:23-27).

We are bound to Christ and to one another in the union of life and the unity of love. Through the new birth we share His resurrection life. This union of life cannot be broken. The prodigal son still belonged to his father and his family even in the depths of his sin and failure.

The union of love can be broken and bring grief to our Father, to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit. It can be broken by love of the world like the prodigal son in Jesus’ parable or by self-righteousness like the elder brother. They both lost the fellowship and experience of the blessings and joy of their father’s love.

We covenant to pray together because we agree to keep our love relationship with our Heavenly Father and His Son. We know we cannot love God without loving one another as Christ loves us (John 13:34-35; I John 4:20-21). We know we cannot live this new life in isolation.

Our Covenant That Binds Us To Christ

We make this covenant and pray it together because we share the life and love of Christ. We have confessed our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, our Head and our God. We are fellow members of His body, the church, and brothers and sisters in the family of God (Eph. 5:22-27).

We are bound to Christ and to one another in the union of life and the unity of love. Through the new birth we share His resurrection life. This union of life cannot be broken. The prodigal son still belonged to his father and his family even in the depths of his sin and failure.

The union of love can be broken and bring grief to our Father, to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit. It can be broken by love of the world like the prodigal son in Jesus’ parable or by self-righteousness like the elder brother. They both lost the fellowship and experience of the blessings and joy of their father’s love.

We covenant to pray together because we agree to keep our love relationship with our Heavenly Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We know we cannot love God without loving one another as Christ loves us (John 13:34-35; I John 4:20-21). We know we cannot live this new life in isolation.

Therefore, we agree to five steps that bind us together with the Father and the Son in the unity of love.

First, we will seek the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. We ask His presence in the special relationship of love. We delight in Him and we want Him to delight in us. Our love for Him is our supreme passion.

Second, we will ask Him to take charge of us. This means that we present our bodies to Him as a living sacrifice to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. We are soldiers reporting to our commander in chief to take charge of us and give us our assignment.

Third, we will ask Him to change each one of us as He sees fit. We all need to repent again and again until at last Christ presents us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy (Jude 24b).

Fourth, we will trust Him to bring us all into harmony with our Father in heaven. Jesus prayed that we would share His own unity of love with His Father. It is the duty of all believers to share this unity of love with the Father and with the Son. Jesus said that this unity of love is essential for our witness to the world (John 13:34-35; 17:20-23).

Fifth, keeping these four principles prepares us to pray in the power of Jesus’ name (John 14:12-14). We trust God to empower us to keep this unity of love no matter what the cost. This covenant is supported by a mediator we both trust to help us restore our unity if we are deadlocked in conflict. If this fails, we will submit to the leaders of our church to guide us in restoring our unity using the principles taught in Matthew 18:11-35. Our names and our mediator’s name are listed below.

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