A holy life will make the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they just shine.
“It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. We are told to let our light shine, and if it does we won’t need to tell anybody it does. The light will be its own witness. Lighthouses don’t ring bells and fire cannon to call attention to their shining—they just shine.” – DL Moody
A Church Greeter Prayer for Holiness
Today is another day where I get to welcome people into the house of the Lord. I am glad to be part of Your family, grateful that you have saved me by grace through faith in my wonderful Savior, Jesus.
I know that you will bring people who love You and serve You already. I pray that they will walk in holiness today and let your light shine through their own live and attitude towards the visitors in our midst. I pray for my church, that we would visibly demonstrate your goodness through our life, words, and action.
Some of them will have had a rough week, a rough season in their life, and will carry burdens that need You to carry. Allow me to empathetic where needed this morning, to walk alongside a brother or sister who suffers.
I know that you will bring people who are searching for you. Some will have had really bad encounters with other Christians and may be a little hesitant to be around Your people, but they search for You none the less. I pray that our church, myself included, would walk out our holiness so that the light of Jesus will shine.
May we demonstrate such a holy life today that even our non-believing visitors will see our good deeds towards them and will be able to say, “God is in your midst” and glorify You.
May I live and walk in holiness today as I greet people with a smile and open heart. Without holiness, no one will see the Lord working in me and through me. You have chosen me to be holy and blameless in your sight, and I know that I appear so, simply because of the precious work of Jesus. In view of His sacrifice for me, my I live and walk in that holiness.
I surrender any judgmental attitude that may hide in the recesses of my heart. I surrender any sinful attitude in my heart that would keep me from displaying your grace as I welcome people. I know that if I cherish sin in my heart this morning, you will not listen. If I cherish sin, I will not be sensitive to leading of of Your Spirit who wants to use me this morning. I desire to keep my heart clean this morning as I serve in your courts this day. I know your promises are good and true, so examine my heart and purify any attitudes that may hinder my service.
In Jesus Name,
Scripture used in this Church Greeter Prayer
Hebrews 12:14: Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy, without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Psalm 66:18: If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened
Psalm 24:3-4: Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Ephesians: 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight
1 Peter 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
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