Prayer Guide: 5.31.19
Pray through Scripture
Choose one chapter to pray through.
- Psalm 119: Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
- Proverbs 31: A Mother’s Advice & Hymn to the Finding of an Excellent Wife
- Matthew 6:5-15: The Lord’s Prayer
- John 17:1-26: The High Priestly Prayer
- Song of Solomon
Pray for Your Church
- That members would share the gospel this week—and see more conversions!
General Church Prayers
- That God would help us to pay off the church building.
Pray for Your Husband
Earnest prayer for your husband is good for him, for you and the spiritual health of your home (Proverbs 31:11-12).
Pray for Your Wife
Pray that your wife will be humble and authentic in her faith, not given to pride or hypocrisy. Pray that she will have pure motives and give God glory for every gain or victory. (Mic. 6:8; Gal. 6:14; John 7:17-18; 1 Cor. 10:13)
Pray for Your Children
Mission – Pray that when the time comes, your children will go with the gospel into the world. (Matt. 28:18-20)
Pray for Your Singleness
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23–24)
Help me see any success or progress as evidence of your grace, and wean me off of the love of money and human approval. Liberate me from the tyranny of today’s to-do list, and receive every task, every meeting, every chore, and every project as an act of worship.
Pray for Unbelievers
Pray for other believers to encounter them. God almost always uses a succession of people to share the gospel with people before they are saved. Pray, then, that God would lead other Christians into the lives of the unbelievers you love, that they too would provide an example of Christian living and that they too would speak the gospel. “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:6).
Pray for the Nations
Federal Republic of Germany
Area: 357,042 sq km
Strategically placed in the centre of Europe and of the expanding EU.
Population: 82,056,775 Annual Growth: -0.09%
Official language: German. There are over 95 million German-speakers worldwide Languages: 69 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Challenges for Prayer
The EKD is a federation of 23 Lutheran, Reformed and United Protestant regional/national churches, but it suffers deep divisions on many levels. The more evangelical/conservative groups and congregations are concentrated in Württemberg, Siegerland and south Saxony. Steadily declining attendance – and therefore income – translates into not only low morale for congregations, but also increasingly empty and crumbling physical structures. Many of the Lutheran clergy do not even believe in life after death; it is often difficult for born-again ministers in the EKD to openly minister in their own churches! Since 2001, the need for evangelization is recognized, and new church-development concepts enjoy popularity; without a return to genuine faith in the Bible, however, new concepts and programmes will never replace the need for renewal.
(Prayer information gathered from Companion to Pray the Bible, Revive Our Hearts, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Challies & Operation World)