A Prayer of Thanks for My Church

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Recently as I worked on writing my book scheduled to be released in September 2015, I was reflecting on the influence that church has played in my life. No, it hasn’t all been perfect. As my pastor reminded us on Sunday, the church is not really the building; the church is people. And we all know people are imperfect. How in the world is the church ever going to be perfect then? Only in Heaven. But I’m so thankful for the churches I’ve been blessed to be a part of during my lifetime so far. From tiny one hundred member rosters to the 4,000 people attending each weekend at Cypress Church, God has used his people to keep me close to him and grow in my faith. I’m incredibly thankful for that. So today I’m scribbling a prayer of thanks for my church. Maybe you can share it with your church family too.

Dear Father,
Today I thank you for my church.
While some might think of doors and windows,
I’m praising you for spirits and hearts.
The people whose lives you’ve intersected
Are remarkable through your grace.
I can’t praise you enough for the unique way
You’ve blended the talents of individuals
Into beautiful masterpieces of joy.
May we love one another to the fullest
And be evidence of your ultimate love
To advance the work of your kingdom.

a prayer of thanks for my church

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Bloggers, our Whimsical Wednesday linkup is being posted a bit late and I apologize for that. I’m headed to Dallas today for the Logos Women’s Ministry Summit and I just got a bit behind on all that needed to be done. I’ll be looking at your posts on my layover this afternoon; so be sure to link up and share all the encouragement you have for us this Whimsical Wednesday!



  1. you know I never really thought about that. thank you for opening up my eyes……

  2. Thank you! We are not good at saying thank you in general but especially not for our church. Have a great trip! Blessings!

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