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Prayer Guide: 10.11.2017

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 11: The Lord is in His Holy Temple
  • Psalm 41: O Lord, Be Gracious to Me
  • Psalm 71: Forsake Me Not When My Strength is Spent
  • Psalm 101: I Will Walk With Integrity
  • Psalm 131: I Have Calmed & Quieted my Soul
  • Proverbs 11: Practical Direction

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
  • Paul, Erin, Jonah, Jude, Idelette & Morrow Pavlik
  • Travis, Laura, Caleb, Mason, Kai, Jackson, Liam, Addie, Reed & Grace Polk
  • Marsha Powers
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 have a humble, teachable spirit and a servant’s heart before the Lord. Pray that he will listen to God and desire to do His will. (Prov. 15:33; Eph. 6:6)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that God will bring godly friends and encouragers to your wife and family, to strengthen them for the ministry and to provide meaningful fellowship, accountability, and times of rest. (Ps. 55:14; 119:63)


Pray for Your Children

Faithfulness—”Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.” (Prov. 3:3)


Pray for Your Singleness

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments. . . . I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. . . . Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. . . . Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. (Psalm 119:10, 15, 37, 133)

You are the only one who could ever truly make me happy. No spouse, no friend, no job, no amount of money could ever fill the space inside of me made for you. You are more than enough for me, and yet my heart is still prone to wander. Order my loves according to your surpassing worth and beauty, and guard my eyes and mind from being preoccupied with anyone or anything besides you. Capture my heart again, and secure it against all of Satan’s lies.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray for them faithfully and persistently. Our temptation is to grow discouraged in prayer, to pray for a while and, when we see no visible results, to give up. But God calls us to persevere in prayer. “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2). (See also the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8.)


Pray for the Nations

Romania
Europe
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Geography

Area: 238,391 sq km

Balkan state on the lower Danube River, a mix of mountains, hills and plains.

Population: 21,190,154    Annual Growth: -0.41%

Capital: Bucharest

Urbanites: 54.6%

HDI Rank: 63 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 29 (21% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

 

Official language: Romanian    Languages: 23 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 20,545,973 96.96 -0.2
Evangelicals 1,149,647 5.4 2.3

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Challenges for Prayer

A legacy of brokenness endures from the days of Ceausescu’s regime, a moral vacuum being filled with every kind of social evil. Substance abuse, prostitution, pornography, human trafficking and challenges to child welfare are widespread. Romania has one of the highest abortion rates in the world, with three or more abortions for every child born. Poverty is still common, with widespread unemployment and economic instability, caused to a large degree by rampant and entrenched corruption. Divisions in government reduce its effectiveness; major strides forward are needed in its legal, education and health care systems as well as police and local administrations. Pray for leadership that has the wisdom to chart the right path and the integrity to implement the right policies.

Christian media ministries.

a) Literature. Pray for the Christian publishing houses and for the distribution networks to establish a viable, indigenously funded literature ministry. Pray that more locally written material might become available. Few pastors have a theological library. Pray that the recent inter-confessional NT will be a blessing and a useful tool for all Bible-minded Christians.

b) Broadcasting. Radio ministry continues to develop despite difficulties with permission and licences. It is a powerful tool in Romania. RMS and HCJB collaborate with the EA on the Voice of the Gospel radio network, which includes eight FM stations, all uplinked to satellite. Pray for both local commercial Christian stations and transmissions from abroad. Alfa Omega TV and Credo are interdenominational stations available on cable, satellite and the Internet with immense potential impact in evangelism, discipleship and promoting Christian values.

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

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