“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: God’s Will!
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
As we continue to grow in A Lifestyle of Prayer, it is important to remember prayer should be a lifestyle, not an event. View prayer as your first priority, not as the last resort. This week will be the second of two weeks that our prayer focus will be on God’s Will. Pray that your daily walk with God will transform your heart and mind so you will accurately test and know His perfect will. Pray each day for the individuals of the church congregation you attend as well as for the body of believers that meet together.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Please spend time praying about each day’s specific focus on Renewal. With that focus in mind, pray for yourself, your family, your friends, neighbors, and all the “one anothers” we’ve been praying for over the past year. Thank you!
Sunday: Pray for your church, its staff and leadership, and for all of the preaching and teaching that takes place. Pray for me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: The Good Purpose of God’s Will. Pray that you would allow God’s will to work in you to accomplish His good purpose. “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:3
Tuesday: Knowledge of God’s Will. Pray that your time spent with Jesus would fill you with the wisdom and understanding necessary for a knowledge of God’s will. “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Colossians 1:9
Wednesday: Stand Firm in God’s Will. Pray that you would stand firm in the will of God and faithfully wrestle in prayer that others would stand firm also. “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.” Colossians 4:12
Thursday: Sanctified by God’s Will. Pray that you would obey God’s will for you to be sanctified and avoid sexual impurity. “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Friday: Giving Thanks as God’s Will. Pray that you would be joyful as you pray continually and give thanks for all things according to God’s will. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Saturday: Result of Living by God’s Will. Pray that you would remain steadfast in doing the will of God so that you would receive the eternal reward. “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17