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Prayer Guide 2.23.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • Psalm 53: There Is None Who Does Good
  • Psalm 83: O God, Do Not Keep Silence
  • Psalm 113: Who Is Like the Lord Our God?
  • Psalm 143: My Soul Thirsts for You
  • Proverbs 23: Exercise Restraint

Pray for Your Church

  • That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.
Church Members
  • Jason, Richel, Eli, Abi, Dori, Anna, Caleb, Ethan, Jesse & Aiden Hubbard
  • Katie Klausmeier
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will be a good father—disciplining his children wisely and loving them unconditionally. If he is not a father, pray that he will find a young man to mentor in the things of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; 2 Tim. 2:1-2)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray for spiritual unity between your wife and others in the church. Pray that the enemy will not be allowed to create divisions, strife, or misunderstanding in any way. (Rom. 14:19; 1 Cor. 12:25)


Pray for Your Children

Faith—”I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.” (Luke 17:5-6; Heb. 11:1-40)


Pray for Your Singleness

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23–24)

Help me see any success or progress as evidence of your grace, and wean me off of the love of money and human approval. Liberate me from the tyranny of today’s to-do list, and receive every task, every meeting, every chore, and every project as an act of worship.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would free them from the slavery of sin. Unbelievers may believe they are free, but they are in fact enslaved. They are slaves of sin, bound by their sin and sinfulness. Pray that God would liberate them by his gospel. “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed” (Romans 6:17).


Pray for the Nations

Australia

Commonwealth of Australia

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 7,682,300 sq km

This island continent is the world’s driest, but better watered in the east, southeast and southwest coastal regions, where most live in highly concentrated urban areas. There are three permanently inhabited dependent territories: Norfolk Island (35 sq km; 2,037 pop), Christmas Is. (135 sq km; 1,408 pop), Cocos Is. (14 sq km; 591 pop).

Population: 21,507,384    Annual Growth: 1.07%

Capital: Canberra

Urbanites: 89.1%

HDI Rank: 2 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 143 (8% unreached) All peoples

Official language: English. 20% of the population use English as a second language    Languages: 207 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 14,947,632 69.50 0.5
Evangelicals 3,106,949 14.4 1.1

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

The Church in Australia faces a mighty challenge – to remain relevant. While over two-thirds of Australians identify themselves in some way as Christian, only 10% regularly attend church, and increasing numbers have negative attitudes toward the Church’s perceived intolerance and authoritarianism. Secularism is not so much the dominant ideology as is an individualized, New Age, pick-and-choose spirituality with no accountability. Almost all mainline churches face stagnation or decline, and growth even among evangelicals has slowed. Pray for reformation and revival of the Church, and for this to impact every sphere of society.

 

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