Prayer Guide 10.25.18
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.
- Joe, Liz, Micah, Isaiah, Judea & Josiah Messer
- Chris, Sherry & Neriah Meyer
- Marek, Monique & Blake Mikula
General Church Prayers
- Please pray for John McNerney’s recovery from his recent heart surgery, and that he would be able heal up quickly!
- 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
Republic of Singapore
Area: 699 sq km
One larger and 54 smaller islands off the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia; strategically located for communications and trade. Singapore is Asia’s cleanest and greenest city.
Population: 4,836,691 Annual Growth: 2.54%
Peoples: 51 (41% unreached) All peoples
Official language: Mandarin (Chinese), English, Malay, Tamil Indian. English is the primary language for education Languages: 31 All languages
Largest Religion: Buddhist
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Challenges for Prayer
Singaporean society is built on dedicated labour, discipline and self-reliance. These engender stability, good governance and a corruption-resistant culture, but also an emphasis on performance and wealth. Materialism has noticeably increased. Much of Singapore’s affluence is now dependent on imported labour from poorer countries; entire sectors of the nation’s economy would collapse without it. Pray for justice and fair treatment for all those from abroad; despite good legal safeguards, exploitation does exist. Pray that churches might become more active in assisting those at risk. Pray also that the admirable strengths of Singapore might not in themselves become idols.
The many Christian support ministries with national or international impact through involvement in:
a) Literature. There are nearly 100 Christian bookstores and at least 10 publishers of books, magazines and tracts.
b) Radio. FEBC and TWR have offices here, and a host of local Christian radio stations, including Internet radio, cater to diverse interests.
c) Internet ministry abounds, with tech-savvy Christians creating evangelistic and discipleship tools. Most churches have well-developed websites for their members. The dark side of Singapore’s connectivity is a widespread Internet vice – addiction to online gaming is rapidly growing, even among Christians. Pray for the fruitful kingdom use of this particularly potent form of media.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)