Someone asked me yesterday “so what do you think is the future of the church in America?” Boy, that’s a loaded question. A lot of people smarter than me have speculated on where the American church is headed. Some feel hopeful but many others have pointed towards the spiritual darkness of the European landscape as its future. While I’ll leave the speculation to pollsters, here’s my prayer for the Church in America:
I pray that the church will continue to seek those outside the faith. I believe that nothing is closer to heart of God than rescuing those for whom He sent his Son to die on the cross.
I pray that the church will live its faith out in authentic community where the broken as well as the whole can do life together.
I pray that the church will continue to remind Christians that while we are change agents in this world, we are not to be comfortable in it. After all, the world was not meant to be our home.
I pray that the church will find its voice in each new generation and speak hope and truth in clear and compelling ways.
I pray that I will become what God has created me to be so that His Church can do all He has designed her to do.
What is your prayer for the Church in America?