My Vision of the True Temple- Lent 36, 2020

Prayer Focus: No building is the temple or the church

Lord Most High, we praise You that You do not live in houses made by human hands. No temple can contain You. Heaven is Your throne, and the earth is Your footstool. Therefore during these times when we’re separated from gathering in worship, especially on these most holy days of our church calendar, remind us that the ones You look on with favor are those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at Your word, something we can do no matter where we are. Thank You that we don’t need to pilgrimage farther than Your holy word and shout louder than a heart’s prayer. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for that encouragement and for the knowledge You will extend peace like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; that as a mother comforts her child, so You, Lord, will comfort us. Our hearts rejoice that we will flourish like grass; the hand of the LORD will be made known to Your servants, but Your fury–Your righteous wrath–will be shown to Your foes. Scripture tells us “See, the LORD is coming with fire, and His chariots are like a whirlwind; He will bring down His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For with fire and with His sword the LORD will execute judgment on all people.” We have sinned as a nation and as individuals. The righteous blood of innocents has cried out to You for vindication and vengeance. May the nations repent so when they are gathered in Judgment, they will see Your glory and rejoice instead of trembling as dead men. May Your word go forth as You set a sign among us, sending some of those who survive to the nations and to the distant islands that have not heard of Your fame or seen Your glory. Then we will proclaim together Your glory among the nations whether in our individual homes, over social media, or by gathering together again in a church or temple building, if it be Your will. May our witness cause all Your people, from all the nations, to come to Your holy mountain in worship as a beautiful offering to the LORD. All glory to You, Father! Amen. (Adapted from Isaiah 66:1-20)


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