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Prayer Guide 7.27.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light & My Salvation
  • Psalm 57: Let Your Glory Be Over All the Earth
  • Psalm 87: Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
  • Psalm 117: The Lord’s Faithfulness Endures Forever
  • Psalm 147: He Heals the Brokenhearted
  • Proverbs 27: The Way of the Wise

Pray for Your Church

  • That the church’s prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.
Church Members:
  • Cale, Virgina, Caleb, Caroline, Charlotte & Carson Rogers
  • Joey, Robin, Asher & Emily Taylor
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will earnestly seek God’s will and be committed to instant and complete obedience—ready for God to work powerfully in and through her life. (1 Sam. 15:22; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Luke 9:23-24)


Pray for Your Children

Passion for God—”Lord, please instill in my children a soul that ‘followeth hard after thee,’ one that clings passionately to You.” (Ps. 63:8)


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 opportunities to minister to them. Many people come to faith after seeing Christ’s loved displayed through the ministry of Christians. Pray for opportunities to minister to unbelievers so that your ministry can have an evangelistic effect. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).


Pray for the Nations

Gabon

Gabonese Republic

Africa

Area: 267,667 sq km

Coastal, Central African state on the equator, two-thirds being dense tropical rainforest and 10% being nature reserves.

Population: 1,501,266    Annual Growth: 1.86%

Capital: Libreville

Urbanites: 86%

HDI Rank: 103 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 49 (8% unreached) All peoples

Official language: French    Languages: 43 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 1,191,255 79.35 1.4
Evangelicals 190,552 12.7 2.8

Challenges for Prayer

Despite Gabon being wealthy in resources, many Gabonese continue to dwell in poverty. This is largely due to decades of neglecting the nation’s infrastructure and to prevalent corruption that prevents the country’s wealth from trickling down to all. Women and children are vulnerable to poverty through lack of education and social mores; exploitation and trafficking of children are particularly evil situations. Pray for righteousness to prevail over those seeking to gain profit at the expense of others.

Spiritist beliefs and practices (such as Bwiti syncretism) are widely observed and deeply pervasive in much of Catholicism, other Christian groups and Islam. This continues to cause many to fall back on fetishes, hallucinogenic drugs, ancestral spirits and dependence on the medicine men who have held them in bondage for generations. Secret societies are common; many government elite, police officers and members of the army participate in often-bloody nighttime rituals including witchcraft and black magic. Christians who refuse to participate in these “harmless clubs” can be refused academic or professional advancement.

 

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