WEEK OF OCTOBER 8 PRAYER GUIDE
What a JOY it is to join with our church family to pray around the clock. Thank you for simply responding to Jesus and joining with other members of our church family to pray 24/7! We believe that God will not only hear our prayers but we will see significant shifts in our community and our world because of our intention to set time aside and pray.
PREPARING YOUR HEART (5 MINUTES)
Take some time to be still before the Lord. Quiet your heart before the Lord and get your mind ready to pray. Also use this time to welcome God and His presence. Invite Him into your time of prayer. Some practical ideas are to sit in silence or take deep breaths. You can also say something like:
“Holy Spirit, I invite You to this time of prayer.”
“Lord, I’m here for You. Speak, I am listening.”
WORSHIP AND THANKSGIVING (5 MINUTES)
Use these five minutes to think of the many things that have been good from the day. Then begin to thank God for those things. You can also use a gratitude journal and write down things you’re grateful for. Begin to worship Jesus for who He is and all that He has done for you.
CONFESSION (5 MINUTES)
Take this time to reflect on the last 24 hours. Did anything happen that directly impacted you? Are there any areas of your life that have been dishonoring to God in thoughts, actions, or words? Bring those to God, confess to Him and ask him to restore the areas that are broken or don’t reflect His character. Receive His vast love, forgiveness, and grace towards you.
ASK (15 MINUTES)
Who or what is on your heart today? Spend a few moments talking to God about anything personal in your heart that you’d like to share with Him before you move on to the next section.
In alignment with our “Year of Becoming” vision, this month we are continuing to focus on the theme of “Becoming Generous.”
- Pray for the chaplains of our church.
- Pray that the Lord would continue to open doors that send them to reach the lost, hurting, and broken with the comfort of Christ.
- Pray that they continue to walk in the wisdom and counsel that can only come from Christ.
- Pray that the Lord would raise up those with similar care gifting to join the team and be used by the Lord as His hands and feet in our community.
- Pray for healing, protection, peace, and love in Clark County and the Portland metro area.
- Pray for a fresh understanding of the mental health needs in our churches.
- Pray that churches would provide training and various means to care for the body of Christ–spirit, soul, and body.
- Pray for those who are broken-hearted in our nation, that they would find comfort from the Prince of Peace and from those in the Body of Christ.
- Pray for our national, civil, and local leaders, that they would lead with the wisdom of Christ and in the fear of the Lord.
- Pray for both the wars in Ukraine and in Israel. Pray that the Lord would intervene and provide supernatural support for the people living there. Pray for the protection of all the families there.
- Syrian families have been uprooted from their homes by the fighting, displaced in their own country, or are fleeing to neighboring countries for safety. Pray for life-saving assistance and newfound hope for Syrian refugees.
- Pray for children’s protection. Syrian children face many safety and wellness issues. They’re especially susceptible to malnutrition, dehydration, and diarrheal diseases.
- Pray for a swift end to the horrific civil war, with people of peace rising to leadership.
- Pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to the millions of refugees displaced by the war.
- Pray for long-term transformation in the tragic battle against extreme poverty.
- Pray for God to raise up spiritually mature leaders in the church who are committed to authentic discipleship. Pray that new believers will be kept safe and that they persevere in their newfound faith.
- Pray for natural disaster relief. Because of its location between the foothills of the Himalayas to the north and the Bay of Bengal to the south, Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters. Monsoon flooding is almost an annual event, and storms routinely make life miserable for the people of this country.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – John 3:16
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7
FINISH BY THANKING THE LORD FOR MEETING YOUR REQUESTS. MEDITATE ON WHAT HE MAY WANT YOU TO TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR TIME OF PRAYER.
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