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Prayer Guide: 10.08.2017

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name
  • Psalm 38: Do Not Forsake me O Lord
  • Psalm 68: God Shall Scatter His Enemies
  • Psalm 98: Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
  • Psalm 128: Blessed is Everyone Who Fears the Lord
  • Proverbs 8: Wisdom

Pray for Your Church

  • That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament, and praise.
Church Members
  • Jason, Richel, Eli, Abi, Dori, Anna, Caleb, Ethan, Jesse & Aiden Hubbard
  • Renee, Cailyn, Abi, Andrew & Sam Kaneta
  • Katie Klausmeier
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building before then end of the year.
  • Pray for those affected by the recent shooting in Las Vegas.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will work hard to provide for your family, to the best of his ability. Pray that the character qualities necessary for a successful career and ministry will be a growing part of his character—persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, positive relationships with people, determination, etc. (Rom. 12:11; 1 Cor. 15:58)


Pray for Your Wife

Ask God to protect your wife from the evil plots of Satan. Pray that she will not be corrupted as she rubs shoulders with the world. (John 17:15; Isa. 54:17; Ps. 91:9-11)


Pray for Your Children

Mercy—”May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)


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 grant them repentance. Unbelievers cannot repent without the enabling grace of God. So pray that God would grant them repentance, that this repentance would lead them to a knowledge of the truth. Pray as well that they would come to their senses and that they would escape from the devil’s snare. “God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26).


Pray for the Nations

Puerto Rico
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Caribbean
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Geography

Area: 9,104 sq km

Greater Antilles, between Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands.

Population: 3,998,010    Annual Growth: 0.43%

Capital: San Juan

Urbanites: 97.6%

Peoples

Peoples: 15 (7% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish; English    Languages: 13All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 3,809,304 95.28 0.1
Evangelicals 1,007,520 25.2 2.2

Challenges for Prayer

The issue of Puerto Rico’s political identity divided the nation in the past. Independence, US statehood or the current arrangement of commonwealth are all options, but most people now seem content with the status quo. Many are concerned with the increasing Americanization of government. The biggest problem may be, however, the high levels of corruption that plague local government. Pray for wise governance that works for the best interests of the islands’ inhabitants.

Puerto Rico is traditionally Catholic, but evangelicals have grown steadily from 0.1% in 1900 to 25.2 % in 2010, with some claiming even higher. A strong majority of evangelicals are renewalist in theology. A host of small indigenous groups, mostly neo-Pentecostal and charismatic, accounts for the majority of denominations and churches, and this is where most growth is currently happening. There is also a large charismatic movement in the Catholic Church, which is otherwise in marked decline. Sadly, the churches make little impact on the many social needs of the nation.

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

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