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Prayer Guide 1.25.18

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 before then end of the year.

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

Asia

World

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Geography

Area: 31,829,200 sq km

Approximately 23.5% of the world’s surface area. Russia east of the Ural Mountains is geographically part of Asia, but here all of the Russian Federation is included with Europe. Included here are the Trans-Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) as well as the West Asian/Middle Eastern countries. Includes amazing geographic and ecological diversity – tropical rain forest, desert, alluvial plains, hills and the world’s highest

Population: 4,166,741,314    Annual Growth: 1.10%

Urbanites: 43%

Peoples

Peoples: 4,860

    Languages: 2,322

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 368,075,984 8.83 2.3
Evangelicals 146,854,085 3.5 3.0
Muslim 1,100,825,428 26.42

Answer to Prayer

Lands previously cut off from overt Christian ministry are now home to dynamic, growing churches and unprecedented numbers of believers. This started with China in earlier decades, then moved to the former Soviet countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus Republics and Mongolia in the 1990s, and most recently in a number of Southeast Asian countries. Even in the heart of the Muslim world, thriving ministry to Christian populations (and other expatriate, non-Muslim peoples) is happening. Only in Saudi Arabia and Maldives are there no public-meeting Christian congregations; even in these countries (and many others), there are numbers of believers meeting together privately or in secret.

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

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