Prayer Guide 3.8.19
Pray through Scripture
Choose one chapter to pray through.
- Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name
- Psalm 38: Do Not Forsake me O Lord
- Psalm 68: God Shall Scatter His Enemies
- Psalm 98: Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
- Psalm 128: Blessed is Everyone Who Fears the Lord
- Proverbs 8: Wisdom
Pray for Your Church
- That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament, and praise.
- Jason, Richel, Eli, Abi, Dori, Anna, Caleb, Ethan, Jesse & Aiden Hubbard
- Katie Klausmeier
- Dave, Michelle, Summer, Carolina, Jed & Elijah Knoshaug
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 will work hard to provide for your family, to the best of his ability. Pray that the character qualities necessary for a successful career and ministry will be a growing part of his character—persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, positive relationships with people, determination, etc. (Rom. 12:11; 1 Cor. 15:58)
Pray for Your Wife
Ask God to protect your wife from the evil plots of Satan. Pray that she will not be corrupted as she rubs shoulders with the world. (John 17:15; Isa. 54:17; Ps. 91:9-11)
Pray for Your Children
Mercy—”May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)
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 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
Area: 22,965 sq km
A Caribbean coastal enclave bordering Guatemala and Mexico. It has the world’s second-largest coral barrier reef.
Population: 312,928 Annual Growth: 2.08%
Official language: English. Spanish spoken by the majority of the population Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Challenges for Prayer
Evangelicals have steadily grown from 4.6% in 1960 to 19% in 2010. Challenges to be tackled:
a) Widespread legalism in churches, where appearances and knowledge hold sway over true spiritual transformation. Pray for revival and a holy dissatisfaction with the spiritual status quo.
b) Pastors are stretched, with 70% of pastors forced to work bivocationally. They recognize a great need for training – but distance and cost prohibit centralized, formal training programmes.
c) Belize is an “over-evangelized” nation with few true disciples and little fruit. A high proportion of Christians are claimed by multiple denominations, but only 10% of the population actually attend regularly – indicating that nominalism is a problem, even among evangelicals.
d) Unity is an uphill battle against significant cultural and denominational diversity. Barriers among churches are formidable and persistent. Pray for initiatives that will break down these walls and draw together Hispanic, English, German and Mayan-speaking believers.
e) The less-reached peoples need clearer and more culturally appropriate ministry. These include the Garifuna, Mayans, Indians (almost entirely Hindu or Muslim) and Chinese.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)