A Pastoral Prayer

“Father God, I thank you for the honor of serving as the senior pastor of Christ’s Chapel.  It has been an amazing journey all these years.  You’ve shown your faithfulness and power so many times and on so many levels.  Thank you.

I pray for the Body of Believers that makes this church their spiritual home.  Bless their lives, protect them from harm, give them provision, watch over their children and grandchildren, guide their steps and preserve their hearts.  For those who are married, secure their relationship with their spouse.  Dear God, keep us pure, both in our hearts and in our behavior.  Help us to discover your purposes that give you honor and establish your kingdom more firmly in our church and around the world.

Father, give us divine guidance to appropriately balance your heart for outreach and discipleship.  I know you’ve called us to reach our communities with compassion and to tell the lost about Christ, the Savior of the World.  Please give us added avenues into our neighborhoods that will uplift the name of Jesus.  But God, help us to equally care for and train those you’ve already given to us to become all that you desire for them.  May we all grow in the things of the Lord and honor you with our lives.

God, we live in unsettling times economically.  I’m asking you for the gift of provision for every individual and family in our church.  Also, I ask you for financial strength in our church.  You alone are our provider and I trust you to show yourself faithful in matters of finance.

Father, watch over our nation.  Be with our President and our Congress.  Give our nation revival… a heart for the things of the Lord… and usher in a harvest of souls to experience the gift of salvation.

In the name of Jesus I bless the people I as so privileged to serve as pastor.  Amen.”

Terry Crigger

Terry is a husband to Cindy, dad to Ashley and Haley (and Austin), and papa to Rya, Sophia, and Stella. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Christ's Chapel for over 25 years.