Prayer Guide 1.9.18
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.
- Dusty, Star, Josiah, Anastasia, Jezreel & Kathryn Kraft
- Jim & Liz Linclau / Steve, Joni, Josiah, Abi & Micah Lopez
- Joe, Liz, Micah & Isaiah Messer
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 tragic church shooting in Texas.
- Pray for the Wuest and Harry families as they morn the loss of their Mother Collette.
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
Area: 134,940,000 sq km
Antarctica, with 14 million sq km, is not included.
Population: 6,908,000,000 Annual Growth: 1.20%
Largest Religion: Christian
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Answer to Prayer
Aid, development and charity work across the globe escalated through the 1980s and 1990s and continue in this decade. The civil sector (NGOs) is now the eighth-largest economy in the world, worth over $1 trillion per year globally. Praise God that, more than before, the needs of the most vulnerable and needy are being addressed. Also give thanks for:
a) A more holistic understanding of evangelical mission within the Church. Ministry that cares for orphans and widows, uplifts the poor, brings liberty to the oppressed and sets captives free reflects the heart of God, the values of the Scriptures and the role of the Church. Caring for the downtrodden and vulnerable and demonstrating practically Christ’s love are increasingly — and rightly — the focused activities of evangelical ministry. At many times, evangelicals in particular have lacked a healthy balance of spiritual ministry and practical ministry (as if the purposes of God could be so easily compartmentalized!). Give thanks for the Church’s increasing understanding that Christ’s Kingdom can and must transform every aspect of life and community.
b) Doors to many places and peoples previously closed are open to aid workers, educators, technical tradesmen and virtually any other occupation. Believers have opportunities to enter countries and serve with NGOs, to see redemptive changes occur in communities, to collaborate with other altruistic-minded people and organizations. Just as significant are the opportunities to present an excellent witness for God’s transforming love through practical assistance to those in need.
Pray that this global trend might continue to pave roads for the spread of the gospel to those among whom Christians wish to serve, to non-Christians labouring alongside Jesus’ followers and to community and government leaders who are themselves potentially great change-makers for the Kingdom of God.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)