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Prayer Guide 2.20.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 20: Trust in the Name of the Lord Our God
  • Psalm 50: God Himself Is Judge
  • Psalm 80: Restore Us, O God
  • Psalm 110: Sit at My Right Hand
  • Psalm 140: Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men
  • Proverbs 20: Knowledge & the Heart

Pray for Your Church

  • That a culture of discipling would form in which making disciples is viewed as an ordinary part of the Christian life.
Church Members
  • Rob, Kristy, Eliah, Zack, Abigail, Kiera & Jaina Confer
  • Ryan Dyer
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 mind and thoughts to the Lord. Pray that he will not entertain immoral or impure thoughts, and that he will resist the temptation to indulge in pornography. (Prov. 27:12; 2 Cor. 10:5)


Pray for Your Wife

Ask God to remind your wife of the hope and refuge God offers her each day. Pray that she will be encouraged in God, knowing that He is a firm, secure anchor for her soul. (Ps. 9:9-10; Ps. 42:5; 71:14; Heb. 6:19a)


Pray for Your Children

Compassion—”Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion.” (Col. 3:12)


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 that God would put his Spirit within them. The great joy of salvation is being indwelled by God himself. Pray that God would grant this honor to those unbelievers, that he would choose to take up residence within them. “And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules” (Ezekiel 36:27).


Armenia

Republic of Armenia, Hayastan

Asia

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Geography

Area: 29,800 sq km

Landlocked, mountainous Caucasus state. Nagorno-Karabakh, a 4,400 sq km enclave in Azerbaijan populated by Armenians, is controlled by Armenia along with a corridor of land connecting it to the rest of Armenia.

Population: 3,090,379    Annual Growth: 0.17%

Capital: Yerevan

Urbanites: 63.7%

HDI Rank: 84 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 26 (35% unreached) All peoples

Official language: Armenian    Languages: 12 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 2,918,245 94.43 -0.3
Evangelicals 268,186 8.7 1.4

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Evangelical Christianity has thrived among the Armenian diaspora of up to eight million, with many congregations in the Middle East, North America and elsewhere. Most Armenians retain close links with their homeland even after many generations away. Since 1988, a host of Armenian churches and ministries have given generously and invested in reaching their homeland, with remarkable results. Pray for the world to be blessed through this global people.

Christian help ministries. Pray for:

a) Relief work. The legacy of the communist era includes economic depression, widespread poverty and unemployment. These heighten the value of a number of ministries (Tearfund, Elam Ministries, Love Armenia) that focus on enabling Armenians to provide for themselves economically, especially believers.

b) Youth camps in the summer provide an excellent opportunity to communicate the reality and power of the gospel to young people. Thousands each year are reached and discipled through the ministry of AMAA, which runs such camps in Armenia and several other nations.

c) Student witness is fruitful. CSUA(IFES) has groups in eight universities and colleges; others work among students, especially through summer camps (SU, Baptists). Pray for openness within students as well as permission from campus and government authorities to minister.

d) Bible distribution. Bible reading is very rare in this culturally Christian nation, but a modern Armenian version of the NT has recently been released, which may help change this. A modern-language OT is in progress. The Bible Society has an established ministry with a well-used Bible Centre in Yerevan and is reaching into schools. EHC focuses on literature distribution, often to mixed reception.

e) The JESUS film is widely used in four languages.

f) Christian Radio. TWR in Albania broadcasts in Kurmanji and Armenian. TWR also broadcasts from Armenia to nine Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries – 60 of the least-reached mega-peoples are within range of the station.

 

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