“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Do not be fearful, God’s power for His people is dynamic and mighty.
Pray for God’s holy people to lead Christ-centered lives and to live in harmony with one another. Pray for a conviction of the sin of pride that would cause Christ’s body to divide and walk out of step with the Spirit, the truth of the Word, and love.
Pray for the Church to preach the whole council of God, so that believers are transformed to a radical, passionate obedience to Christ and to seeking His kingdom first. We ask for all Christians to arise and shine their light in the darkness of our culture.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Give thanks to Jesus who gave His all to redeem you.
Father, your people stand at the crossroads. Please open our eyes to see the ancient paths where the good way is and lead us to walk in it. We ask that many will find the rest that their souls deeply need and that only You can provide. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin…Against you, you only, have I sinned.”
Praise the Lord, all you who are redeemed by the blood of Jesus and made alive in Christ! Our Lord promises to heal those who have fallen away, to bind up the wounds of the torn and bruised, and to restore the years that we have seen trouble.
Father God, we ask that you raise up an army of ambassadors who will boldly fill their communities with the preaching and teaching of Jesus Christ. In His mighty name, Amen.
Pray for your pastors, ministers, teachers, and ministry leaders to walk in their Christ-given authority. Ask the Father to instill a shepherd’s heart in them and to fill them with the Spirit of Christ as they minister in a world deceived by the evil one.
Give thanks for the leaders in your community that serve in local government, school boards, and as civil servants. Pray for them by name. Ask God to give the people of your city great faith to believe that he exists and to seek him.
“Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!” Pray for pastors and churches across your community and nation to have an unshakeable foundation of prayer.
“For I passed on to you as most important what I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” Pray the gospel is priority in the life of each Christian and the Church.
“I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see…” Thank God who has raised Jesus to life! Pray believers are bold witnesses of this victorious Christ.
“A new command I give you: Love one another…By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Father, help us to devote our time to love and serve others even when it is difficult or inconvenient. Amen.
“What language shall I borrow to thank you, dearest Friend, for this, your dying sorrow, your mercy without end? Lord, make me yours forever, a loyal servant true, and let me never, never outlive my love for you.” ~Paul Gerhardt