Praying as a Church Family

 "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint..."
Luke 18:1

The following tool is a guide to use as we lift one another up in prayer


 Adoration:
He is holy
He is full of lovingkindness
He is patient
He is rich in grace
He is infinitely powerful
He is personally involved in our lives
 
Confession:
We battle self-righteousness
We battle self-reliance
We stumble in unfaithfulness
We are prone to impatience
We drift into weariness and laziness
We need to live out our freedom from sins enslavement
 
Thanksgiving:
Grateful for the forgiveness we have in Christ
Grateful that we are accepted in the beloved
Grateful that we have the sure promise of future glory
Grateful for daily blessings
 
Supplication:


Focusing on the Need to Grow into Christlikeness

Philippians 1:9-11 “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God...”

Growth in Christian love
Growth in spiritual discernment
Growth in godly virtue
Growth in Christ-centered affections
Growth in eternal values and priorities



Focusing on the Needs of Our Nation

1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth...”

Spiritual awakening within the church and our nation.
Peace and stability to continue to proclaim the gospel openly.
Wisdom and righteous judgment for those in the government.
Restoration of a God-centered view of marriage and family
Restoration of a God-centered view of life.
Protection for those who preserve the peace.
Medical professions
First responders
Law enforcement
Military personnel



Focusing on the Physical Needs of Our Church family and Friends

Psalm 103:13-14 “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust...”

Praying for spiritual growth through suffering.
Praying for strength and patience.
Praying for wisdom when making medical decisions.
Praying for physical healing.



Praying for Our Ministry Partners Around the World

Colossians 4:2-5 “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time...”

Wisdom
Physical protection
Daily provision
Divine appointments
Spiritual growth
Leadership development