Prayer Guide 12.1.17
Pray through Scripture
Choose one chapter to pray through.
- Psalm 1: The Way of the Righteous & the Wicked
- Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit
- Psalm 61: Lead Me to the Rock
- Psalm 91: My Refuge & My Fortress
- Psalm 121: My Help Comes From the Lord
- Proverbs 1:Wise Sayings of Solomon
Pray for Your Church
- That we would have unity amid diversity—loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.
- Lukas Abernathy
- Kathy Andera
- Amy Anderson
General Church Prayers
- That God would help us to pay off the church building before then end of the year.
- Pray for the busyness of this holiday season and that our church would be rooted in the true reason for the season JESUS!
Pray for Your Husband
Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines—Bible reading and study, prayer, meditation, scripture memorization, etc. (2 Peter 3:18; Prov. 4:23)
Pray for Your Wife
Pray that your wife will love God with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength. Pray that God’s Spirit will work in her heart in power, and that she will value and follow biblical priorities. (Deut. 6:5; Matt. 6:33)
Pray for Your Children
Salvation—”Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” (Isa. 45:8; 2 Tim. 2:10)
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 God would circumcise their hearts. Circumcision was the Old Testament sign of entering into God’s covenant, of being God’s people. To have a circumcised heart symbolizes having a heart that is fully joined to God, fully submissive to him. “And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live” (Deuteronomy 30:6).
Pray for the Nations
Area: 603,700 sq km
A flat, fertile, forested plain with few natural boundaries.
Population: 45,433,415 Annual Growth: -0.65%
Capital: Kyiv (Kiev)
Official language: Ukrainian, but Russian widely spoken Languages: 42 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Challenges for Prayer
Expatriate agencies. Light in the East, SGA, SEND, IMB and others faithfully served the persecuted church before 1989 and continue to do so today. More have flocked to the country since then, but all too often with insensitivity to local cultural and financial issues. There is still a place for long-term workers willing to learn the language and culture, most particularly in Bible teaching, leadership training and facilitating/assisting Ukrainians in setting up their own ministries and missions.
Indigenous agencies. A blossoming of agencies followed independence with Ukrainians now working in outreach (evangelism, literature, media), with children (in summer camps and schools), and especially in humanitarian work (with prisoners, hospitals, orphanages and soup kitchens). Pentecostals/charismatics and Baptists minister both within Ukraine and without, sending missionaries to other former Soviet states. Pray for the burgeoning Ukrainian missionary movement – for further growth, provision and fruitful partnership with Western and other agencies.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)