For my Scripture reading I read, meditated, and journaled on Luke 15,16. I love these chapters as they contain parables that express how much God loves humanity, including myself.
After reading my prayers took the direction of thanking God for all He has done at our church. In 11 years throughout the growth of the church He has provided buildings that could house us and give us a home. He has blessed us with countless great memories here - Christmas and Easter celebrations, children's events, outreaches, etc.
After being thankful my prayers moved to requests. The constant refrain in my prayers was for God to take something small that we offer and turn it into something big for the Kingdom of God. Oftentimes as pastor I see the negative or challenging things that we have in our community: I'm too close to the situation to see the great things that are happening. So I prayed for God to use our small things and show me how He is working to accomplish big things. I prayed for our Sunday worship that it would be not only pleasing to Him, but also that He could use it to break the hearts of those who were in attendance. I prayed for the simple things to become Kingdom impacting things; nothing is too small for God.
It would be great if all BRCC would be in prayer for the little things to make a huge difference in community around us. It would be great if all BRCC had a vision for what God is doing in their life and what He could do in the future!