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Prayer Guide 2.25.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 25: Teach Me Your Paths
  • Psalm 55: Cast Your Burden on the Lord
  • Psalm 85: Revive Us Again
  • Psalm 115: To Your Name Give Glory
  • Psalm 145: Great Is the Lord
  • Proverbs 25: The Speech of the Self Controlled

Pray for Your Church

  • That elders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols, and worldliness.
Church Members
  • Chris, Sherry & Neriah Meyer
  • Marek, Monique & Blake Mikula
  • Jay, Michelle, Jacob, Timothy & Emmalynn Nichols
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building.

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will be courageous in his stand against evil and injustice, and that he will stand for the truth. Pray that he will protect you and your family from Satan’s attacks. (Ps. 31:24; Eph. 6:13; Ps. 27:14)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will seek God for personal revival and revival in your church and community. Pray that she will quickly repent when she sins or strays from her Good Shepherd’s side, and that she learn the will and ways of God. (2 Chron. 7:14)


Pray for Your Children

Hope—”May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 15:13)


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 that God would grant them repentance. Unbelievers cannot repent without the enabling grace of God. So pray that God would grant them repentance, that this repentance would lead them to a knowledge of the truth. Pray as well that they would come to their senses and that they would escape from the devil’s snare. “God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26).


Pray for the Nations

Austria

Republic of Austria

Europe

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Geography

Area: 83,855 sq km

Landlocked. The Alps in the south and west; flat plains along the Danube River in the east.

Population: 8,387,491    Annual Growth: 0.37%

Capital: Vienna

Urbanites: 67.6%

HDI Rank: 14 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 47 (15% unreached) All peoples

Official language: German    Languages: 20 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 6,925,551 82.57 -0.4
Evangelicals 40,524 0.5 2.1

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Austria, a nation of culture, music, art and beautiful scenery, lies for the most part spiritually empty. While 84% of Austrians believe in God (high for Europe), few have met Jesus personally. Rates of suicide, abortion and alcoholism indicate the great need for spiritual foundations. Pray for the shell of religion in this nation to be filled by the living presence of Christ.

Austria’s longstanding Catholic culture is in serious decline. Record numbers leave the Church each year. Annual membership loss accelerated through the 1990s and 2000s to around 1% per year, a trend showing no sign of changing. The church tax (1% taxable income) and prominent sex scandals among the clergy both contribute to breaks from the church. Seeking God outside the confines of Catholicism is little understood at present. Pray fervently for the growing renewal movement in the Catholic Church.

 

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