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Prayer Guide 12.3.17

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 3: Save Me, Oh My God
  • Psalm 33: The Steadfast Love of the Lord
  • Psalm 63: My Soul Thirsts for You
  • Psalm 93: The Lord Reigns
  • Psalm 123: Our Eyes Look to the Lord Our God
  • Proverbs 3: Humble Yourself

Pray for Your Church
  • That faithful elders would use Scripture to train members to do the work of ministry.
Church Members
  • Mike, Heather, Cade, Ethan, Landen, Emmery, Hadley, Brinely & Audrey Bonnell
  • Paul, Karen & Ryan Cladwell
  • Christine Chavez
General Church Prayers
  • That God would help us to pay off the church building before then end of the year.
  • Pray for the busyness of this holiday season and that our church would be rooted in the true reason for the season JESUS!

Pray for Your Husband

Pray that your husband will be humble and quick to agree with God about his sin. Pray that his heart will be tender toward the voice of the Lord. (Ps. 51:2-4; Micah 6:8)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray for her personal walk with God—that her soul and spirit will be nourished and strengthened in her times with Him. Pray that she will spend more time in the Word of God than in reading Christian books and articles. (2 Tim. 2:15-16; Ps. 119:7)


Pray for Your Children

“Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them. (Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:2)


Pray for Your Singleness

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments. . . . I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. . . . Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. . . . Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. (Psalm 119:10, 15, 37, 133)

You are the only one who could ever truly make me happy. No spouse, no friend, no job, no amount of money could ever fill the space inside of me made for you. You are more than enough for me, and yet my heart is still prone to wander. Order my loves according to your surpassing worth and beauty, and guard my eyes and mind from being preoccupied with anyone or anything besides you. Capture my heart again, and secure it against all of Satan’s lies.


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).


Pray for the Nations

United Arab Emirates
Asia
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Geography

Area: 77,700 sq km

77,700 sq km of desert and mountains on the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain and Fujairah.

Population: 4,707,307    Annual Growth: 2.86%

Capital: Abu Dhabi

Urbanites: 78%

HDI Rank: 35 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 43 (60% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 36 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 402,475 8.55 2.3
Evangelicals 60,774 1.3 5.5
Muslim 3,184,493 67.65

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Increased numbers of people coming to Christ from other backgrounds. This is shifting from a trickle to a flow as more and more Arabs, South Asians, East Asians and others meet Jesus in a personal way. Some ministers are overwhelmed by responses to the gospel – praise God for such a challenge!

Challenge for Prayer

Expatriate Christians have opportunities for discreet sharing as the nation becomes more open and international. However, arrests, imprisonment and deportation still occur for those who evangelize or distribute Christian literature unwisely. Pray that believers would demonstrate Christ in their words and deeds with discernment and confidence. Pray for the English, Arabic, Urdu, Filipino and Indian language worship groups and congregations in their worship and witness.

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

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