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Prayer Guide 6.30.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 30: Joy Comes With the Morning
  • Psalm 60: He Will Tread Down Our Foes
  • Psalm 90: From Everlasting to Everlasting
  • Psalm 120: Deliver Me, O Lord
  • Psalm 150: Let Everything Praise the Lord
  • Proverbs 30: The Odes of Agur

Pray for Your Church

  • That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.
Church Members
  • Bob & Regina Yackey
  • Mike, Lindsay, Jayden, Brecklyn, Garrett & Addisyn Yackey
  • Steve, Kandice, Wyatt, Clarabelle, Kendall & Everett Yackey
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 serve God and others with pure motives. Pray that he will obey the Lord from his heart, and glorify Him in everything. (1 Cor. 10:13; John 7:17-18; Col. 3:23-24)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that the Word will be her counselor, and that she will serve the Lord with gladness, and encourage others to worship with a joyful, surrendered spirit. (Isa. 61:3; Ps. 119:24)


Pray for Your Children

Gratitude—”Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph. 5:20; Col. 2:7


Pray for Your Singleness

He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:11–16)

Surround me with people who love me, and who you love more than they love me, especially while I would otherwise live alone. Reveal things about me to me through their eyes, their faith and maturity, and their words. Make me a healthier, more effective member of the local church. Give me a deep, abiding, and growing desire to serve her in whatever ways I can. Rescue me from the blindness and self-centeredness of isolation.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray for boldness in generating and taking opportunities to speak the gospel. Even Paul longed for this boldness and for the confidence that he was speaking the right and best words. Pray that God would give you the boldness and, that when you take the opportunities, that he would then guide your words. “[Pray] also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel…” (Ephesians 6:19).


Pray for the Nations

Cook Islands

The Cook Islands

Pacific

Area: 236 sq km

Over 100 coral atolls and volcanic islands 3,500 km northeast of New Zealand, 15 of which are inhabited.

Population: 19,933    Annual Growth: 0.87%

Capital: Avarua

Urbanites: 75.3%

Peoples

Official language: English, Cook Island Maori    Languages: 6 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 19,176 96.20 0.7
Evangelicals 2,517 12.6 1.4

Challenges for Prayer

The strong Christian legacy of over 150 years – bordering on theocracy on some islands – is fading rapidly. Increasing numbers are nominal or even non-religious, and Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are the fastest growing groups. Pray for reversal of these trends and for new life to come to the mainline Churches.

Many smaller islands have no known evangelical witness. There are evangelicals in several Pentecostal and Independent churches and small groups within the older churches. YWAM’s new base in Rarotonga could be instrumental in rejuvenating the churches of the Cook Islands and beyond. Pray for an outpouring that would see older churches revived, new churches planted and every island with the presence of active believers.

 

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