“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: Abundance!
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
John 10:10 (NASB)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on the abundant life Jesus came to give. Abundance can be a tough subject to talk about because many tend to immediately think of possessions. When we measure our “stuff” against what others have, we always find someone who has more. In fact, while there are likely a greater number in the world who have less, we rarely notice them when doing our comparisons. Yet Jesus said He came to bring life more abundant so this week we will pray about some of the abundant things Jesus wants to give us so that we would share them with others. As you pray this week, ask God to help you recognize His abundance in your life. Pray that you would reject the temptations of comparison and see your life in view of God’s great mercy. Pray that you would seek abundance in the things of God rather than in the things of the world. Pray that you would freely share out of the overflowing abundance God is pouring into your life. Pray for a spirit of unity within your church congregation and within the body of Christ as a whole. Pray each day for the individuals of your congregation and for the body of Christ as a whole.
“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 pray each day for God to help you live with an abundance of Him.
Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church. Pray for the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: An Abundance of Suffering and Comfort. Pray that you would know an abundance of comfort when you share in the sufferings of Christ. Pray that you would be a source of abundant comfort to those around you who are suffering. “For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:5 (NASB)
Tuesday: An Abundance of Joy. Pray that you would be filled with an abundance of joy even in the midst of great affliction. Pray that you would be a sharer of abundant joy to the people around you who are in great need. “In a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.” 2 Corinthians 8:2 (NASB)
Wednesday: An Abundance for Doing Good. Pray that you would know God’s grace as the source necessary for you to do the good He desires. Pray that you would recognize, and do, the good deeds for which God has given you an abundance for. “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NASB)
Thursday: An Abundance Beyond Our Imagination. Pray that you would seek and trust God to do more than you can think, imagine, or ask. Pray that you would allow God’s power to work through you as you share with others in ways you may not think possible. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)
Friday: An Abundance of Mercy and Grace. Pray that you would receive the abundance of mercy that God offers you through His grace. Pray that you would share both mercy and grace in abundance to the people around you. “Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 1:14 (NASB)
Saturday: An Abundant Entrance. Pray that you would seek and practice the things of God as He prepares an abundant entrance for you into His kingdom. Pray that you would not limit the abundance that God wants you to share with others so they too would enter His kingdom. “In this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.” 2 Peter 1:11 (NASB)