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Prayer Guide 5.17.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 17: In the Shadow of Your Wings
  • Psalm 47: God is King Over All the Earth
  • Psalm 77: In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord
  • Psalm 107: Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So
  • Psalm 137: How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song?
  • Proverbs 17: Proverbs to Make Fools Wise

Pray for Your Church

  • That more members would use their careers to take the gospel to places it’s never been.
Church Members
  • Barry, Rebecca, Ryanne, Shaelynn & Gabriel Andrews
  • Isaia, Krista, Keoni, Kaleo, Kealani & Kamuela Aricayos
  • Mandy Bailey
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.
  • Pray that Liz Grove would be encouraged as she serves in Hondurans.  Pray for protection for her, pray she would be filled with the Holy Spirit so she can love others as she has been loved. Pray God would lead and guide her in planning for the year to come.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will enjoy his manliness as he patterns his life after Christ and strong men in the faith. Pray for his physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual strength. (Eph. 3:16; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Cor. 10:11)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will be an example of contentment, thankful for God’s supply. Pray that her sufficiency will be in God’s abounding grace. (1 Tim. 6:6, 8)


Pray for Your Children

Joy—”May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Thes. 1:6)


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 with confidence. Finally, pray with confidence. God expects we will pray, God invites us to pray, God commands us to pray. Why? Because God loves to hear us pray and God loves to respond to our prayers. So as you pray for unbelievers, pray with confidence that God hears your prayers. “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working” (James 5:16).


Pray for the Nations

Eritrea

State of Eritrea

Africa

Area: 121,100 sq km

Arid, temperate highland plateau and a strategic desert plain along the busy Red Sea Coast shipping lanes.

Population: 5,223,994    Annual Growth: 3.15%

Capital: Asmara

Urbanites: 21.6%

HDI Rank: 165 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 19 (47% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Tigrinya. Tigre, Arabic and English (especially for secondary and tertiary education) also widely used    Languages: 18 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 2,471,472 47.31 3.3
Evangelicals 111,400 2.1 4.6
Muslim 2,625,579 50.26

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

The growth of the Church in Eritrea is strong, despite steadily intensifying government oppression. Persecution and restraints on personal freedoms test believers sorely. But the closure of most denominations and ministries has prompted the flowering of a hard-pressed but growing house church movement. There are growing renewal movements in the mainline churches: Medhaniel Alem (Orthodox) and Tebadasso (Catholic). Many in prison or en route to refugee camps in another country have received the gospel of Jesus Christ in their time of trial, including some from the less-reached people groups of Eritrea.

Challenge for Prayer

Missionaries, as such, are no longer welcome in Eritrea. Since 2002, almost all foreign aid workers, Christian or otherwise, have been expelled or forced to leave. Much work has largely been suspended or terminated as a result. The few that remain, along with the national workers, keep well under the radar and are confined in their activities. Pray for open doors for workers to return to Eritrea; pray that those who do have access will move quickly, taking advantage of every opportunity to demonstrate God’s love.

 

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