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Prayer Guide 2.12.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 12: The Faithful Have Vanished
  • Psalm 42: Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?
  • Psalm 72: Give the King Your Justice
  • Psalm 102: Do Not Hide Your Face From Me
  • Psalm 132: The Lord Has Chosen Zion
  • Proverbs 12: Correction Increases Wisdom

Pray for Your Church

  • That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.
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 yield his sexual drive to the Lord and practice self control. Pray that your sexual intimacy together will be fresh, positive, and a reflection of selfless love. (Prov. 5:15, 18; 1 Cor. 7:3; Song of Solomon 7:10)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that she will be a woman of prayer and worship, and that she will lead by example—teaching women how to walk in a close relationship with the Father. (1 Thes. 5:17; Acts 1:14a; Mark 1:35; Matt. 4:10; Titus 2:4-5)


Pray for Your Children

Courage—”May my children always be strong and courageous in their character. (Deut. 31:6)


Pray for Your Singleness

May the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. (Hebrews 13:20–21)

Use me and my gifts to make your name great in the world. I want my life to count for the mission you have given us. I want it to count today, even while I am still young and single. Fill me with ambition, creativity, and selflessness for the sake of your glory.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray for a burden to plead for their souls. Paul was willing to tell the church at Rome of his great longing to see the salvation of the lost. Do you share this deep longing? Pray that God would give you a great burden for souls. “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved” (Romans 10:1).


Pray for the Nations

Algeria

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria

Africa

See Prayer Information

Geography

Area: 2,381,741 sq km

Agriculture is possible on the Mediterranean coast, in the Atlas Mountains and at oases; 80% is desert.

Population: 35,422,589    Annual Growth: 1.52%

Capital: Algiers

Urbanites: 66.5%

HDI Rank: 104 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 41 (85% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Arabic and Berber. French and English are widely used, and 25% speak one of the Berber languages    Languages: 22 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 99,183 0.28 7.5
Evangelicals 84,081 0.2 8.1
Muslim 34,462,637 97.29

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Unity among Berber, Arab and foreign Christians stands in glorious contrast to the legacy of animosity among these ethnic groups so prevalent for centuries outside of faith in Christ.

Challenge for Prayer

The Berber peoples comprise 23% of the population, although the dominant Arabs may be largely an ancient admixture of Arab and Berber. Domination by Arab language and culture spawns Berber nationalism, a significant force as they seek to reaffirm their identity and return to their cultural roots. Their forebears were once Christian, and now many thousands have turned to Christ among the Kabyle, some through supernatural revelations of the Lord Jesus, but mainly through personal evangelism.

a) Praise God for the continued growth of this people movement to Christ. Pray that it may continue to spread and to deepen. Reprisals are beginning to occur against the young and growing Church.

b) Pray for reconciliation efforts by the president and government. Legislation for a greater recognition of Berber language and culture will go a long way in bridging the divide between these two intransigent groups. Some Berbers identify themselves with Christianity and the West more out of spite toward “Arabic” Islam than out of love for Jesus.

 

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

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