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Prayer Guide 1.29.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 29: Ascribe to the Lord Glory
  • Psalm 59: Deliver Me From My Enemies
  • Psalm 89: I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord
  • Psalm 119: Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
  • Psalm 149: Sing to the Lord a New Song
  • Proverbs 29: The Influence of Wisdom or Foolishness

Pray for Your Church

  • That the church’s primary teachers grow in dedication to God’s Word even when no one’s watching.
Church Members
  • Doug, Lynda, Anna, Grace & Jonathan Whyrick
  • Keith & Bethany Wipf / Nate & Sue Wipf
  • Jack, Kelli, Ellie, William, Hudson & Benjamin Wuest
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building before then end of the year.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will surrender his time and talents to the Lord. Pray that his spiritual gifts will be manifest in his career, at church, and in your home. (Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:4, 7)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will be a woman of faith and passionate love for God, not giving in to worries, fears, or an uptight and anxious spirit. (1 John 4:18; Prov. 3:5-6)


Pray for Your Children

Prayerfulness—”Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers.” (1 Thess. 5:17)


Pray for Your Singleness

To keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7–10)

Help me see every loss or disappointment, every moment of loneliness, every unfulfilled dream or desire, and every evidence of weakness as an opportunity to remember and enjoy the strength, hope, and rest you bought for me with the blood of your Son. Remind me that you are working all of this, every inch, in every way, for my good.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray for a burden to plead for their souls. Paul was willing to tell the church at Rome of his great longing to see the salvation of the lost. Do you share this deep longing? Pray that God would give you a great burden for souls. “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved” (Romans 10:1).


Pray for the Nations

Asia

World

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Geography

Area: 31,829,200 sq km

Approximately 23.5% of the world’s surface area. Russia east of the Ural Mountains is geographically part of Asia, but here all of the Russian Federation is included with Europe. Included here are the Trans-Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) as well as the West Asian/Middle Eastern countries. Includes amazing geographic and ecological diversity – tropical rain forest, desert, alluvial plains, hills and the world’s highest

Population: 4,166,741,314    Annual Growth: 1.10%

Urbanites: 43%

Peoples

Peoples: 4,860

    Languages: 2,322

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 368,075,984 8.83 2.3
Evangelicals 146,854,085 3.5 3.0
Muslim 1,100,825,428 26.42

Answer to Prayer

Lands previously cut off from overt Christian ministry are now home to dynamic, growing churches and unprecedented numbers of believers. This started with China in earlier decades, then moved to the former Soviet countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus Republics and Mongolia in the 1990s, and most recently in a number of Southeast Asian countries. Even in the heart of the Muslim world, thriving ministry to Christian populations (and other expatriate, non-Muslim peoples) is happening. Only in Saudi Arabia and Maldives are there no public-meeting Christian congregations; even in these countries (and many others), there are numbers of believers meeting together privately or in secret.

(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)

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