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Prayer Guide 10.9.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 9: I Will Recount Your Wonderful Deeds
  • Psalm 39: What is the Measure of my Days?
  • Psalm 69: Save me, O God
  • Psalm 99: The Lord Our God is Holy
  • Psalm 129: They Have Afflicted me From my Youth
  • Proverbs 9: Wisdom & Folly

Pray for Your Church

  • That the church’s prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.
Church Members
  • Dusty, Star, Josiah, Anastasia, Jezreel & Kathryn Kraft
  • Jim & Liz Linclau
  • Jim, Brenda, Noah, Victoria, Andrew, Nicholus, Zack, Caleb, & Seth Long
General Church Prayers
  • Please pray for our friends, the Hicks family. Their son Brandon (8th grade) who has been coming to youth group has developed some hard lymph nodes and his blood cell count does not look good. They are headed to Children’s on Monday and the family has asked if we could have our church pray. Thank you all!
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband handle finances wisely, will have discernment concerning budgeting and investments, and will be a good steward of his money in regard to giving to the Lord’s work. Pray that money will not become a source of discord in your family. (Prov. 23:4-5; Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:5)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that God will build a hedge of protection around your marriage, and that you and your wife will be aware of the potential for any improper relationships. Pray that your family time will be protected. (Matt. 19:6; Prov. 31:11a; 2 Cor. 10:4-5)


Pray for Your Children

Respect (for self, others, and authority)—”Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands.(1 Pet. 2:17)


Pray for Your Singleness

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)

Not my will, but yours, be done, O Lord. If those seven words and the faith beneath them were enough to carry Jesus through the cross for my sake, they should be enough to carry me through anything in this life for his sake. Prepare me to make the most of marriage or singleness, whatever you have chosen and planned for me. If it’s not your will for me to marry, help me see all that you have planned for me — in gifting, ministry, and singleness. Either way, anchor my heart firmly in you, and not in marriage.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that you will develop relationship with them. For people to be saved they must first hear the good news of the gospel. For them to hear the good news of the gospel, they must first encounter Christians—Christians like you. Pray that you would develop deeper, more significant relationship with them so you can, in turn, speak truth. “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?” (Romans 10:14).


Pray for the Nations

Djibouti

Jumhuriyah Jibuti , ( Repubic of Djibouti )

Africa

Area: 23,200 sq km

A hot, dry, desert enclave between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, with possibly the hottest average temperatures of any country on earth.

Population: 879,053    Annual Growth: 1.78%

Capital: Djibouti

Urbanites: 88.1%

HDI Rank: 155 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 11 (55% unreached) All peoples
Official language: French and Arabic. Trade languages Somali, Afar    Languages: 10 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 15,383 1.75 0.2
Evangelicals 1,207 0.1 3.4
Muslim 852,945 97.03

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Several evangelical fellowships exist among the immigrant groups flooding Djibouti in recent years – from Ethiopia, Madagascar, Congo-DRC, the Philippines, Eritrea and other places. Many of these congregations share a strong spiritual burden to reach the Somali and Afar peoples. Pray that they may be relevant and effective in their witness. Pray that their own reconciliation and unity made possible in Christ might be a witness to the divided and hostile peoples of Djibouti.

The few Somali and Afar believers are often isolated and suffer many pressures from relatives. Their families may ostracize, beat or even kill them for deserting Islam. Pray that they might stand firm in their commitment to follow Jesus. There are many disruptive forces such as tribalism and jealousy that create division among the believers and make them reluctant to meet together. Pray for a new bond of unity. Many of the believers are jobless, and some are illiterate – pray for effective use of literacy and vocational training programmes. Small groups of local believers are gathering for fellowship. Pray for effective use of the Scriptures in these meetings and for the Holy Spirit to work in each life. Pray that God will raise up strong Christian leaders from among and for the Somali and Afar believers.

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