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Prayer Guide 3.9.18

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
  • Joe, Liz, Micah & Isaiah Messer
General Church Prayers
  • 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

Benin

Republic of Benin

Africa

Area: 112,622 sq km

A long, narrow country wedged between Nigeria and Togo.

Population: 9,211,741    Annual Growth: 3.20%

Capital: Porto-Novo

Urbanites: 42%

HDI Rank: 161 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 68 (18% unreached) All peoples

Official language: French. Trade languages, Fon in south, Dendi in north    Languages: 56 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 3,674,563 39.89 3.8
Evangelicals 767,515 8.3 4.3

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

The Church in Benin is desperate for discipleship. There is a shortfall of trained pastors able to meet the needs of the growing Christian population, nor are there enough new leaders being produced. Developing well-trained, biblically literate and holy-living leaders and disciples will enable the shift from syncretized Church to sanctified bride.

Training institutes are crucial to forming a strong Church. Pray for teachers and students at AoG Bible Institute, UEEB’s six Bible schools and one Bible college, Benin Bible Institute (Mennonite), Bible Training Center (Church of Christ), Christ’s Power Ministries training centre, several other schools and hundreds more in TEE programmes. These vital schools need general staff and lecturers as well as bursaries and scholarships for students, who are usually impoverished.

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

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