Prayer Guide 2.13.19
Pray through Scripture
Choose one chapter to pray through.
- Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?
- Psalm 43: Send Out Your Light & Your Truth
- Psalm 73: God is My Strength & Portion Forever
- Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O My Soul
- Psalm 133: When Brothers Dwell in Unity
- Proverbs 13: The Friends of Wisdom
Pray for Your Church
- That members would share the gospel this week—and see more conversions!
- Ryan, Amanda, Abby & William Visser
- Greg, Karen & Kyle Ward
- Doug, Lynda, Anna, Grace & Jonathan Whyrick
General Church Prayers
- Pray God would continue to provide the finances for us to pay off our building.
Pray for Your Husband
Pray that your husband use practical skills to build your family and make wise decisions for your welfare. Pray that he will serve unselfishly. (Gal. 5:13; Phil. 2:3-4)
Pray for Your Wife
Your wife is a busy woman. Pray that she will make wise lifestyle choices in order to protect her health, especially in the areas of exercise, eating moderately, and getting sufficient rest. Pray for times of relaxation and renewal to balance the stress of life. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 9:27; 6:19-20; 10:13; Prov. 31:17)
Pray for Your Children
Purity—”Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions.” (Ps. 51:10)
Pray for Your Singleness
To keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:7–10)
Help me see every loss or disappointment, every moment of loneliness, every unfulfilled dream or desire, and every evidence of weakness as an opportunity to remember and enjoy the strength, hope, and rest you bought for me with the blood of your Son. Remind me that you are working all of this, every inch, in every way, for my good.
Pray for Unbelievers
Pray for boldness in generating and taking opportunities to speak the gospel. Even Paul longed for this boldness and for the confidence that he was speaking the right and best words. Pray that God would give you the boldness and, that when you take the opportunities, that he would then guide your words. “[Pray] also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel…” (Ephesians 6:19).
Pray for the Nations
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Area: 2,381,741 sq km
Agriculture is possible on the Mediterranean coast, in the Atlas Mountains and at oases; 80% is desert.
Population: 35,422,589 Annual Growth: 1.52%
Official language: Arabic and Berber. French and English are widely used, and 25% speak one of the Berber languages Languages: 22 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Answer to Prayer
Unity among Berber, Arab and foreign Christiansstands in glorious contrast to the legacy of animosity among these ethnic groups so prevalent for centuries outside of faith in Christ.
Challenge for Prayer
The Berber peoples comprise 23% of the population, although the dominant Arabs may be largely an ancient admixture of Arab and Berber. Domination by Arab language and culture spawns Berber nationalism, a significant force as they seek to reaffirm their identity and return to their cultural roots. Their forebears were once Christian, and now many thousands have turned to Christ among the Kabyle, some through supernatural revelations of the Lord Jesus, but mainly through personal evangelism.
a) Praise God for the continued growth of this people movement to Christ. Pray that it may continue to spread and to deepen. Reprisals are beginning to occur against the young and growing Church.
b) Pray for reconciliation efforts by the president and government. Legislation for a greater recognition of Berber language and culture will go a long way in bridging the divide between these two intransigent groups. Some Berbers identify themselves with Christianity and the West more out of spite toward “Arabic” Islam than out of love for Jesus.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)