Matthew 25:1-30, 1 Chronicles 12-14

1 Chronicles 12:38 – All of these, men of war, arrayed in battle order, came to Hebron with full intent to make David king over all Israel.  Likewise, all the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king.

Lord God, you gave your people a single-mindedness and a unity that people dream of.  You rallied an army around your man, David, and gave them all a single-mind to make him king. You gave them a single-mind to align themselves with you and your will to make David king. In all truth, they weren’t just rallying around David, they were rallying around you and your will.  Lord God, I pray, align my will with yours.  Make me want the things that you want.  Help me to set aside my wants and to seek yours instead.  Teach me to seek the things that are of you and of your kingdom.  Give me wisdom to discern what your good and pleasing will is in the different circumstances of this day. Give me a passion to accomplish this.  Align me with your will.  Align the hearts and minds of your people here too.  Give all of us a single-mind to chase down your will and your purposes as we pull together to seek your kingdom and to share the gospel with people.  Align our will with yours. Make us want the things that you want.  Teach us to put aside our own agendas and give us wisdom to know yours and to seek it most of all.  And then gather us together into a body that we might seek your will as a unity.  I pray, Lord God, keep on gathering your people together around your Word that we might have a single mind to do your will.  Amen.