“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: Undivided!
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”
Mark 3:24-25 (NIV)
This week’s prayer guide will have us praying about living an undivided life. When accused of driving out demons by the power of the prince of demons, Jesus made it clear that being divided will bring about destruction. God’s desire is that He would fill the center of our life to such an extent that there would be no room for division. As you pray this week, ask God to help you live an undivided life. Pray that you and those around you would be undivided in your pursuit of God. Pray for the courage and wisdom needed to seek and find a unity in Christ that overcomes the divisions stirred up by the enemy. Pray about the way you represent Jesus to others so that the people around you would know of an undivided kingdom that God is calling them to. Please continue to pray for one another in the midst of these confusing and changing times. Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.
“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 an undivided life in Christ.
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 me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: Undivided Heart. Pray that you would always seek to learn the ways of God with an undivided heart. Pray that your undivided heart would lead to a greater fear of the Lord. Pray for the wisdom to live in such a way that others would see the value of living with an undivided heart. “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11 (NIV)
Tuesday: Undivided Devotion. Pray that you would be steadfast in your decision to be devoted to God and serve Him only. Pray that the people around you would have no doubt about your devotion to God in all things. “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
Wednesday: Undivided Focus. Pray that nothing would distract you from living a life focused on Jesus. Pray that your faith would grow as you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus in every situation. Pray about how God would have you represent Jesus to others as you keep Him in focus throughout all of your relationships with others. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
Thursday: Undivided Teaching. Pray for the wisdom to see through the teachings of those who try to divide you from others and from God. Pray that your teaching of others would be undivided as you base everything on the Word of God. “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.” Romans 16:17 (NIV)
Friday: Undivided Mind. Pray that you would grow in unity with all believers as you each live according to the mind of Christ. Pray for a spirit of agreement with others as you think and live with an undivided mind. “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)
Saturday: Undivided Body. Pray that you would live with a knowledge of the value that you have to God. Pray that you would value others equally as important parts of the body of Christ. Pray that the body of Christ would be undivided as each part shows concern for all of the other parts. “So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.” 1 Corinthians 12:25 (NIV)