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Prayer Guide 3.24.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 24: The King of Glory
  • Psalm 54: The Lord Upholds My Life
  • Psalm 84: My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord
  • Psalm 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord
  • Psalm 144: My Rock & My Fortress
  • Proverbs 24: Intelligence for Hospitality

Pray for Your Church

  • The preaching of God’s Word—that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.
Church Members
  • Dusty, Star, Josiah, Anastasia, Jezreel & Kathryn Kraft
  • Jim & Liz Linclau
  • Joe, Liz, Micah & Isaiah Messer
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building .

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will have a balanced life—that he will balance work and play. Pray that he will fear God, but also gain favor with people he knows at work and church. (Luke 2:52; Prov. 13:15)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will be clothed with strength and dignity. Pray that she will have a gentle and gracious spirit, and represent the Lord well as His ambassador. (Prov. 31:25a; 2 Cor. 5:20a; 1 Pet. 3:4)


Pray for Your Children

A Servant’s Heart—”God, please help my children develop servant’s hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men.” (Eph. 6:7)


Pray for Your Singleness

It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9–11)

Finish the work you have started within me and through me, making me a little more like Jesus every day. Restrain me from doing anything to make his death look cheap or meaningless. Equip me to increasingly think, talk, and act like someone who has been saved at infinite cost and entrusted with the greatest news the world has ever known.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would remove Satan’s blinding influence. Unbelievers have been blinded by Satan and will only ever be able to see and appreciate the gospel if God works within them. So pray that God would give them sight—spiritual sight. “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).


Pray for the Nations

Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Asia

Area: 181,035 sq km

Fertile, forest-covered state of southwest Indo-China on the Mekong River.

Population: 15,053,112    Annual Growth: 1.66%

Capital: Phnom Penh

Urbanites: 22.8%

HDI Rank: 137 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 42 (71% unreached) All peoples

Official language: Khmer    Languages: 25 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Buddhist

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 471,162 3.13 8.4
Evangelicals 240,196 1.6 8.8
Buddhist 12,545,264 83.34

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Pray for the less-reached. The window of opportunity that now sees many enter the Kingdom may not stay open for much longer; the opportunities must be urgently seized. Pray for:

a) The Buddhist majority. Buddhism has lost some of its monopolistic grip on the people, but reactionary forces are moving against the clearly noticeable growth of the Church.

b) The Cham, almost entirely Muslim. The majority practice folk Islam, which incorporates animistic practices into more orthodox Islamic practices; within this is a strong strain of Fojihed Islam, which is rife with pre-Islamic magic and superstitions. There are a few Christians; pray for them to be gathered into fellowship together. Khmer Christians have not yet met this evangelistic challenge; pray also for wisdom for those already reaching out to the Cham.

c) The tribal peoples. Only among the Mnong, Jarai, Krueng and Stieng have significant numbers come to Christ. A further 18 Southeast Asian peoples can be considered unevangelized; pray for loving and appropriate witness to these peoples.

d) The six Chinese language groups constitute nearly 600,000 people who have largely assimilated into Cambodian society, but who are mostly unreached. Pray for Chinese believers from abroad to come as apostles to these people.

Christian ministries have diversified in recent years. Pray specifically for:

a) Literature. CMA has translated a range of materials, especially for church planting training. The Bible Society and others provide Khmer Bibles, NTs and Scripture portions. A new Khmer Bible was completed in 1998. Lifewords tracts and literature are widely appreciated.

b) Fount of Wisdom is a joint effort of CMA, EFC, AoG and OMF that trains Cambodian Christian writers, encourages production of indigenous materials for the Church and translates useful Christian literature from other languages. Pray for its positive impact on the Church and on the nation.

c) The JESUS film is being used in Khmer, Chinese, Vietnamese and other tongues. Father’s Hope is another film being used by The Book of Hope team to reach out to Cambodians.

d) Audio and video resources. GRN provides audio resources in 18 languages. God’s Story and Megavoice both have material in Khmer.

e) Christian radio. Over 300 hours per week, many in Khmer and on FM, can be heard. FEBC broadcasts 115 hours per week on local FM radio with notable response. TWR, GFA, World Harvest Radio and Lutheran Hour also broadcast in Khmer or various minority languages.

 

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