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Prayer Guide 5.16.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 16: You Will Not Abandon My Soul
  • Psalm 46: God Is Our Fortress
  • Psalm 76: Who Can Stand Before You?
  • Psalm 106: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He Is Good
  • Psalm 136: His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
  • Proverbs 16: All to the Glory of God

Pray for Your Church

  • That giving would be faithul, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial.
Church Members
  • Lukas Abernathy
  • Kathy Andera
  • Amy Anderson
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.
  • Please prayer for Geoffrey Omondi as his father in Kenya passed away last week.  Geoffrey is trying to get to Kenya by February 23rd for his fathers funeral. Please pray for provision, safety, comfort and encouragement.
  • Pray that Liz Grove would be encouraged as she serves in Hondurans.  Pray for protection for her, pray she would be filled with the Holy Spirit so she can love others as she has been loved. Pray God would lead and guide her in planning for the year to come.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will choose healthy, God-honoring activities. Pray that he will not live in bondage to any questionable habits or hobbies, but that he will experience freedom in holiness as he yields to the Spirit’s control. (1 Cor. 6:12, 10:31; 2 Tim. 2:4)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your children will be taught of the Lord and experience His peace. Pray that the pressures of the life will not discourage or embitter her. (Isa. 54:13)


Pray for Your Children

Peace-Loving—”Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace.” (Rom. 14:19)


Pray for Your Singleness

It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9–11)

Finish the work you have started within me and through me, making me a little more like Jesus every day. Restrain me from doing anything to make his death look cheap or meaningless. Equip me to increasingly think, talk, and act like someone who has been saved at infinite cost and entrusted with the greatest news the world has ever known.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would extend his mercy to them. God assures us that he wishes for all people to turn to him in repentance and faith. He receives no joy from seeing people perish. Pray, then, that God would be glorified in the salvation of these people. “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).


Pray for the Nations

Eritrea

State of Eritrea

Africa

Area: 121,100 sq km

Arid, temperate highland plateau and a strategic desert plain along the busy Red Sea Coast shipping lanes.

Population: 5,223,994    Annual Growth: 3.15%

Capital: Asmara

Urbanites: 21.6%

HDI Rank: 165 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 19 (47% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Tigrinya. Tigre, Arabic and English (especially for secondary and tertiary education) also widely used    Languages: 18 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 2,471,472 47.31 3.3
Evangelicals 111,400 2.1 4.6
Muslim 2,625,579 50.26

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

The growth of the Church in Eritrea is strong, despite steadily intensifying government oppression. Persecution and restraints on personal freedoms test believers sorely. But the closure of most denominations and ministries has prompted the flowering of a hard-pressed but growing house church movement. There are growing renewal movements in the mainline churches: Medhaniel Alem (Orthodox) and Tebadasso (Catholic). Many in prison or en route to refugee camps in another country have received the gospel of Jesus Christ in their time of trial, including some from the less-reached people groups of Eritrea.

Challenge for Prayer

Missionaries, as such, are no longer welcome in Eritrea. Since 2002, almost all foreign aid workers, Christian or otherwise, have been expelled or forced to leave. Much work has largely been suspended or terminated as a result. The few that remain, along with the national workers, keep well under the radar and are confined in their activities. Pray for open doors for workers to return to Eritrea; pray that those who do have access will move quickly, taking advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate God’s love.

 

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