Heavenly Father, Holy Lord,
El Shaddai, Adonai, The Great I AM. We praise your name and hold You above all. And we come to You in love with thanksgiving. You are Holy, Lord, and we lift Your Name on high. We want to help others know fully, the dimensions of who You are, the magnificence of your presence, and the fullness of relationship with you. We trust and depend on Your Word and we ask for Your will for our lives to be carried out.
Your word, Lord, is our guide, a lamp to our feet, and wecome to you, seeking your guidance and blessing on the ministries of our church, to celebrate and lift up our Music Ministry and all it encompasses. This ministry seeks to serve You, to help teach your word, to support worship, and to encourage believers, in carrying out our work for Your Glory. We pray those who receive and experience this gift, will be touched by You and be drawn closer to You with a desire to know You better.
Our vocal and instrumental musicians, our handbell, dance, and dramatic artists involve your children, youth and adult followers. They include many others in the background in support, in planning and in the development of the message of Your word. This work brings opportunities for learning, growth and fellowship with one another. We thank you, Father, for those who offer their gift; who join a choir or ensemble, who take part in a dance or play, or who work to support this ministry; that they be blessed by You, and grow in their personal faith and understanding. And as they touch the lives of those beyond Genesis, we pray they are a blessing to all they encounter, that they be encouraging to others, and that they experience spiritual and personal growth and renewal.
We pray we will always bring glory to Your Name, that those who worship find their hearts and minds open to hear more clearly, and receive more fully, the message of your word, for receiving Your Word is a gift. And we pray for the growth of our ministry, that others would join us as we bring glory to Your Name, and Your Word to the world.
Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary, Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for his powerful acts; praise Him with trumpet blast; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with flute and strings. Praise Him with resounding cymbals, praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah!
We ask all this in the holy and precious name of Jesus.
Prayer written by Mary Ann Windon