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Prayer Guide 5.18.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 18: The Lord Is My Rock & My Fortress
  • Psalm 48: Zion, the City of Our God
  • Psalm 78: Tell the Coming Generation
  • Psalm 108: With God We Shall Do Valliantly
  • Psalm 138: Give Thanks to the Lord
  • Proverbs 18: Wise Speech

Pray for Your Church

  • That members would be good and do good in their workplaces this week.
Church Members
  • Mike, Heather, Caden, Ethan, Landen, Emmery, Hadley, Brinely & Audrey Bonnell
  • Paul, Karen & Ryan Cladwell
  • Christine Chavez
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective—living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life. (Matt. 6:33; Deut. 6:5; Eph. 5:16; Ps. 90:12)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will be a wise steward in caring for her family and using funds entrusted to her care. Pray that her heart will be turned away from selfish gain and worthless things. (Phil. 4:19; Heb. 13:5; 1 Tim. 6:11; Ps. 37:25; 119:36-37)


Pray for Your Children

Perseverance—”Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.” (Heb. 12:1)


Pray for Your Singleness

[May] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1:16–19)

Show me more of yourself and shape my life to reveal your glory. As I walk back out on the raging sea of life and of singleness, still my faith in you and set my eyes on you standing strong and reliable above it all. Reveal how much bigger and more beautiful you are than marriage, or any other dream or desire I might have.


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

Estonia

Republic of Estonia

EuropeArea: 45,215 sq km

Northernmost of the three Baltic states. Separated from Finland to the north by the Gulf of Finland.

Population: 1,339,459    Annual Growth: -0.11%

Capital: Tallinn

Urbanites: 69.5%

HDI Rank: 40 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 37 (16% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Estonian; Russian is still common    Languages: 18 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Non-religious

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 606,775 45.30 -1.4
Evangelicals 65,726 4.9 0.5
Non-religious 723,308 54.00

Challenges for Prayer

Despite a Protestant heritage, genuine faith in Estonia is rare. Many have limited Christian belief, but very few follow Jesus in any meaningful way. Most of the population need to be re-evangelized. Young people have little to equip them against the predations of post-Christian values, since the traditional Christian confessions are weak and in decline. Pray for a new vision for evangelism and revival to reawaken the nominal majority.

Unity in the Church is a potentially powerful witness to a cynical population. The Estonian Evangelical Alliance seeks to foster unity in diversity among many denominations through fellowship and prayer events. Pray that all of Christ’s faithful would demonstrate Christ’s love for one another.

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