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Prayers of Paul

PRAYER FOR UNITY


Rom. 15: 5, 6
Now the God of patience and consolation
grant you to be likeminded one toward
another according to Christ Jesus:That ye
may with one mind and one mouth glorify
God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ.
God is the one who makes us patient and
cheerful. I pray that he will help you live
at peace with each other, as you follow
Christ. v.5 (CEV Contemporary English Version)
PRAYER FOR UNITY

Rom 12:16 Live in harmony with one another.


1Co 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you
2Co 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of
one mind
Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
make every effort
Php 1:27 whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of
your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel
Php_2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being
of one accord, of one mind.
Php 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by
the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Php 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same
mind in the Lord.
Prayer for unity.
1. Paul knew the importance of unity among
Gods people. Cf. Eph 4:3
Act_2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was
fully come, they were all with one accord in one
place.
Act_2:46 And they, continuing daily with one
accord in the temple, and breaking bread from
house to house, did eat their meat with
gladness and singleness of heart,
Act_4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted
up their voice to God with one accord
Prayer for unity.
Psa 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psa 133:2 It is like the precious ointment
upon the head, that ran down upon the beard,
even Aaron's beard: that went down to the
skirts of his garments;
Psa 133:3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the
dew that descended upon the mountains of
Zion: for there the LORD commanded the
blessing, even life for evermore.
Prayer for unity.
2. Paul also knew the difficulty involved.
be like minded - phroneo - fron-
eh'-o = to have an opinion in view of
an action accordingly
a. Appreciate difference
Introvert extrovert
Sanguine Choleric Melancholy -
Phlegmatic.
. Diversitybeauty of creation
2. Paul also knew the difficulty involved.

a. Appreciate difference
b. Forget not our common goal.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one
Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one
baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all,
who is above all, and through all, and
in you all.
Prayer for unity.
3. Paul was sure of Gods
immeasurable help available.
the God of patience and consolation
grant you to be likeminded one
toward another

- Patient with us
- Grants grace to persevere
- Comforts when hurt
Prayer for unity.
4. Paul knew, it was the concern of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
According to Christ
a. His teaching. Mat 18:19
b. His prayer. John 17: 11, 21, 23
c. His example.
Prayer for unity.
5. Paul knew, its only then God is glorified. V.6
Joh 17:21That they all may be one; as thou, Father,
art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in
us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent
me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have
given them; that they may be one, even as we are
one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be
made perfect in one; and that the world may know
that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou
hast loved me.
Prayer for unity.
1. Paul knew the importance of
unity among Gods people.
2. Paul also knew the difficulty
involved.
3. Paul was sure of Gods
immeasurable help available to
help in this area.
4. Paul knew, it was the concern of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
5. Paul knew, its only then God is
Prayer for unity.
Is unity our priority?
Are we willing to appreciate our
diversity?
Can we forfeit our rights /
preferences for the sake of our
common goal?
- Only then.Blessingsglory
usefulness.
- Follow the example of our Lord
Thank you