I was reflecting and praying through Psalm 127. Maybe you could join me in praying these things. This might be a pastor’s heart for their local church reflected through the lens of Psalm 127…
 Unless the LORD builds the church, any kind of service in her is in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the church, her leaders stay awake in vain.
 Early morning devotions or late night ministry meetings are vain, too, like eating anxiety about ministry stuff for dinner;
for when God is building and watching the church, He gives His people sleep.
 Behold, new converts are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the church’s witness a reward.
 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are new converts in the life of the church.
 Blessed is the church who fills their quiver with them!
That church shall not be put to shame when she speaks with the world about her impact.
So, God, build your church by using her witness. You build the church. You watch over her. You care for her. You add to her as you see fit. And, let local churches know the exhilaration and life that comes through seeing the Gospel change people among them. For your glory, Amen.