Celebrating Church Anniversary

Church anniversary is a time to celebrate the church, work put into the church’s growth, and God’s faithfulness over the years. Church anniversary is nothing more than thanksgiving for the journey so far and praying ahead for the days to come to ensure the church makes an impact and achieves God’s objective for her. So, while it is a time to celebrate, it is also a time to reflect on how far you have gone and how well you need to stand to achieve God’s plans.

prayer points for the anniversary of the church

In this piece, we shall be raising prayer points for the church anniversary. These prayer points will be centered on thanksgiving for the previous years of the church as well as prayers for the future. Please note that most church anniversary comes with a theme most of which the prayers may center on. The prayers you are about to find below are general prayers for the church anniversary, and this is not an exhaustive list.

Prayer Points and Scriptures for Church Anniversary

  1. Father, we want to give you all the thanks for our church anniversary. Thank you for the grace you bestowed on us which has made it possible for us to remain in the faith. Thank you, Jesus. We recognize that it is not by our power, it has been all by your spirit that has helped us so far. Today, as we mark our church anniversary, we reiterate the word of the Lord that it is not by might nor power but the spirit of God. Thank you Holy Spirit. (Zech 4:6)
  2. Father, we know that the journey of faith so far would not have been possible if you did not build our faith for us. There will be nothing called church today if you did not build it, Lord. So, we want to say thank you for building your church. The Bible says the laborers labor in vain if the Lord did not build it (Psalm 127:1). Thank you for building the church. For not allowing the devil to destroy this local assembly, thank you, Jesus!
  3. Father, we bring this local assembly before you, just as you have been helping us to grow and increase, please let your word be fulfilled on us in all ramifications. Jesus, you said you will build your church, and the gates of hell will not prevail over it. Lord Jesus, please build your church and let not satan destroy this local assembly in the name of Jesus (Matt 16:18). We know that the days ahead may come with more challenges, but with you, there is no cause for alarm.
  4. Lord, we pray that you open our eyes to new grounds we need to conquer for you in the name of Jesus. Just as Paul made it clear to Titus the reason he left him at Crete to put in order things that are wanting (Titus 1:5). Lord, let there be clarity of purpose and things to do per time as a church in the name of Jesus. Jesus, grant us insight and revelation on everything that we need to do to further the gospel within and outside our location in Jesus’ name.
  5. Father, we pray that you build us all with love so that we may grow together and achieve the purpose for which you have brought us all together as a body of Christ in the name of Jesus. Please Lord, give no room for division from anyone whether a new member or an existing member in the name of Jesus. Let every unit grow and work together in love in the name of Jesus. (Ephesians 4:16)
  6. Lord, we ask that you grant all workers the mind of Christ to serve with love and selflessly in the name of Jesus. We know that our growth as a body of Christ is only guaranteed when we come to the divine knowledge of our place in Christ that we all are God’s fellow workers (1 Corinthians 3:9). And that as we work for the purpose of the kingdom, we shall be compensated not for serving men but for serving God through men (Colossians 3:23-24).
  7. Lord, we pray for our leaders that they might lead us in accordance to your will and purpose for our the goal you are set to achieve with this body of Christ in the name of Jesus. Father, we pray that you grant them spiritual insight and wisdom in the name of Jesus. The Bible says you give people wisdom liberally, Lord, grant our leaders wisdom in the name of Jesus. Wisdom to translate your instructions to actionable steps for us in the name of Jesus.
  8. Lord Jesus, you said we are the light of the world, we pray that our light shines in every nooks and cranny of the city and beyond in the name of Jesus (Matthew 5:14). Let the light of the gospel shines through us to every place in the name of Jesus so that we can bear fruit for the kingdom. Father, help us to shine the light in the name of Jesus. So, by the next anniversary, we would have made exploits or you our Lord and Savior. Just help us in the name of Jesus.
  9. Lord, as a body of Christ, help us not to depart from your word so that we will not go in the wrong direction in the name of Jesus. Your is a lamp unto our feet so that we would not hit our leg against the wall and stones. Please help us as a congregation. The times are difficult, and the enemy is waging war to stop God’s children from believing in the efficacy of the word of God. Let us not fall victim of this satanic plan in the name of Jesus.

These are a few of the prayer points that can be prayed for the church anniversary. Apart from these general prayers and theme-based prayers, there are Holy Spirit-inspired prayers that can be used to address specific issues. Of course, those kinds of prayers cannot be listed here because they are inspired. Whichever category of prayer it is, do pray the prayers sincerely with your heart in it for God to honor the prayers.

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