We come to you today with hearts full of wonder for your magnificent works, full of praise for your endless blessings, and for appreciation for all that you have given us.
From the beginning of your creation story you have worked your divine plan which included giving us unique gifts which you intended us to use to further your kingdom here on earth. Romans 12 reminds us that these gifts work together to make up the Christian body. But we acknowledge that these gifts are only useful if they are used in a way that brings honor and glory to you.
We are especially thankful for pastor Craig Ham who has endeavored to faithfully use his gifts of preaching, of music and knowledge to teach and to lead us to become your disciples. We know that this road that Craig has chosen to follow is at times rough and confusing. At times he probably feels lost and very alone wondering if his work is making anyone a disciple for you.
However, Craig is trusting and obedient to you, knowing that you are with him every step of the journey. So, he soldiers on, fully clothed in the armor of God, enduring in his commitment and service to you. What an incredibly example of love for us that are trying so hard to grow in our faith.
So we say thank you for pastor Craig and for his ministry. We ask you to continue to bless him and Marla who you have also blessed with incredible gifts. May their partnership in ministry continue to bear fruit in ways that glorify you. Father help us to support Craig to help him fully develop as your servant of love.
In Christ’s name, Amen
Prayer written by Danny O’Byrne, Mike Smith and Dan Strong