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Prayer Guide: 10.23.2017

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • Psalm 53: There Is None Who Does Good
  • Psalm 83: O God, Do Not Keep Silence
  • Psalm 113: Who Is Like the Lord Our God?
  • Psalm 143: My Soul Thirsts for You
  • Proverbs 23: Exercise Restraint

Pray for Your Church

  • That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.
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 Your Husband

Pray that your husband will be a good father—disciplining his children wisely and loving them unconditionally. If he is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; 2 Tim. 2:1-2)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray for spiritual unity between your wife and others in the church. Pray that the enemy will not be allowed to create divisions, strife, or misunderstanding in any way. (Rom. 14:19; 1 Cor. 12:25)


Pray for Your Children

Faith—”I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.” (Luke 17:5-6; Heb. 11:1-40)


Pray for Your Singleness

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23–24)

Help me see any success or progress as evidence of your grace, and wean me off of the love of money and human approval. Liberate me from the tyranny of today’s to-do list, and receive every task, every meeting, every chore, and every project as an act of worship.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would free them from the slavery of sin. Unbelievers may believe they are free, but they are in fact enslaved. They are slaves of sin, bound by their sin and sinfulness. Pray that God would liberate them by his gospel. “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed” (Romans 6:17).


Pray for the Nations

Serbia
Republic of Serbia
Europe
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Geography

Area: 88,147 sq km

Landlocked Balkan state. Serbia has two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina in the north and Kosovo in the south.

Population: 7,771,633    Annual Growth: -0.22%

Capital: Belgrade

Urbanites: 52.4%

HDI Rank: 67 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 33 (18% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Serbian    Languages: 21 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 6,246,061 80.37 -0.3
Evangelicals 45,580 0.6 1.8

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Challenges for Prayer

Outreach challenges. Pray specifically for:

a) Compassionate ministry to war refugees from the former Yugoslavia – millions were uprooted and became refugees or internally displaced. Few have returned to their original homes due to further balkanization of ethnic groups. Inevitably, trauma and disillusionment will open hearts to sensitive Christian ministry. Many organizations, indigenous and foreign (Bread of Life, Eurovangelism, MCC), share Jesus’ love through practical aid – and they see responsiveness.

b) Young people are the most responsive, having seen the destruction wrought by their parents’ generation.

i Children. CEF and others actively reach out to children and train national Christians to do the same.

ii Students. EUS(IFES) has groups on most campuses in Belgrade, Nis and Novi Sad. There is a vision to extend ministry to other areas for student witness. Camps, conferences and seminars train and equip Christians to share the good news effectively. Alpha and Omega is the publishing arm of EUS.

iii Addicts. A growing trend. Through shelters and Christ-centred rehabilitation, Teen Challenge Serbia ministers to young men and women suffering from drug abuse.

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

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