It’s comparatively easy to pray for ourselves, our families, and our friends. But how can we learn to pray more fervently and consistently for our church? Here’s some prayer points to help focus.
- That we would have unity and diversity-loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the Gospel.
- That a culture of discipling would form in which making disciples is viewed as an ordinary part of the Christian life.
- That faithful leaders would use the Scriptures to train members to do the work of ministry.
- That a hunger for studying the Gospel would form among members so that they can guide and guard one another in it.
- That transparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.
- That preaching God’s Word- that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.
- That the leaders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols and worldliness.
- That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament and praise.
- That the church’s prayer would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty and humility.
- That the adult members would work to disciple teenagers and not just leave it to programming.
- That the church’s primary teachers grow in dedication to God’s Word even when no one’s watching.
- That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.
- That giving would be faithful, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial.
- That more members would use their careers to take the Gospel to places it’s never been.
- That members would be good and do good in their workplace each week.
Submitted by Jan Bowden