What to Pray Concerning Your Church
Let’s join together as a church body and pick up the Shield of Faith and the Sword of the Spirit as we take our place on the front lines for Faith Family in praying:
#1 That God will build the House and have His way here.
Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it…[PSALM 127:1, AMP]
#2 That God will keep, guard, and protect this work.
…. except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain….[PSALM 127:1, AMP]
#3 For the believers (all who attend Faith Family).
“…we pray that you give unto us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You: The eyes of our understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of Your calling, and what the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of Your power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power, Which You wrought in Christ, ….” [EPH 1:17-23, ASV]
“…That you would grant us, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might by Your Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of God…” [EPH 3:14-21, KJV]
“And we also pray and desire that we might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That we might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto You Father, Who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” [COL 1:9-12, KJV]
#4 For the lost (our best July ever!).
1) That the blinders are off their eyes, 2) that God will send the rain to soften their hearts so they can receive, and 3) that God would send laborers into their path.
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel …” [2 COR 4:4, NIV]
“Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” [JAMES 5:7, KJV]
“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.” [MATT 9:38, KJV]
#5 For those who are Connected to Faith Family (giving, serving).
Keep and protect those He’s given to us, that we are one and not one will be lost, just as Jesus prayed in John 17:9-26.
#6 For the finances of Faith Family (our best July ever!).
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse… and try Me now in this…If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”[MAL 3:10, NKJV]
“…my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” [PHIL 4:19, NKJV]
“…he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully…” [2 COR 9:6, NKJV]
#7 For Pastor Mike to be refreshed, renewed, restored.
In Romans 15:30-32 Paul writes: “Now I beseech you brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those who do not believe in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints, and that I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed” (21st Century KJV). His request for prayer is a model we can use to pray effectively for our pastors and other spiritual leaders. So let’s strive together in prayer for them, praying that:
- Our pastors will be snatched out of the traps and snares set for them by people who have wrong motives.
- The ministry will be blessed and accepted and that people will receive and hear our pastors’ hearts the way they mean to convey it.
- Our pastors will have and will hold onto their joy in spite of everything they have to deal with in ministry.
- Our pastors will have the wisdom to know what they are supposed to do in various situations they face.
- Our pastors will be refreshed, restored, recharged, rested, renewed, and rejuvenated.
What else can you do for your Pastors, you ask?
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