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Prayer Guide 1.18.18

Pray through Scripture

Choose one chapter to pray through.

  • Psalm 18: The Lord Is My Rock & My Fortress
  • Psalm 48: Zion, the City of Our God
  • Psalm 78: Tell the Coming Generation
  • Psalm 108: With God We Shall Do Valliantly
  • Psalm 138: Give Thanks to the Lord
  • Proverbs 18: Wise Speech

Pray for Your Church

  • That members would be good and do good in their workplaces this week.
Church Members
  • Mike, Heather, Caden, 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 Your Husband

Pray that your husband will have an eternal perspective—living in light of eternity. Pray that he will reject materialism and temporal values and put God first in his life. (Matt. 6:33; Deut. 6:5; Eph. 5:16; Ps. 90:12)


Pray for Your Wife

Pray that your wife will be a wise steward in caring for her family and using funds entrusted to her care. Pray that her heart will be turned away from selfish gain and worthless things. (Phil. 4:19; Heb. 13:5; 1 Tim. 6:11; Ps. 37:25; 119:36-37)


Pray for Your Children

Perseverance—”Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.” (Heb. 12:1)


Pray for Your Singleness

[May] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1:16–19)

Show me more of yourself and shape my life to reveal your glory. As I walk back out on the raging sea of life and of singleness, still my faith in you and set my eyes on you standing strong and reliable above it all. Reveal how much bigger and more beautiful you are than marriage, or any other dream or desire I might have.


Pray for Unbelievers

Pray that God would circumcise their hearts. Circumcision was the Old Testament sign of entering into God’s covenant, of being God’s people. To have a circumcised heart symbolizes having a heart that is fully joined to God, fully submissive to him. “And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live” (Deuteronomy 30:6).


Pray for the Nations

Africa

World

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Geography

Area: 30,244,000 sq km

20.3% of the world’s surface area. Of this, 20.6 million sq km are in countries south of the Sahara, and 9.68 million in the nations of North Africa.

Population: 1,033,042,510    Annual Growth: 2.30%

Urbanites: 40%

Peoples

Peoples: 2,500

Languages: 2,110

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 503,742,508 48.77 2.6
Evangelicals 182,442,247 17.7 3.6

Answer to Prayer

Christianity has grown to become the religion of almost half of Africa’s population, and nearly two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa. From 1900 to 2010, Christian numbers grew from 9.1% of the population to 48.8%, and from 7.5 million to 504 million.

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