Lifestyle of Prayer: Set Your Mind!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Set Your Mind!

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Colossians 3:2
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on setting our mind on the things of God.  Our actions eventually follow the direction  we set our mind upon, so it is critical to pay close attention to our thoughts if we want to have actions which honor God.   Fortunately, God’s Word gives us direction on how to set our mind on things above.  As we fill our minds with the Word of God, we find that His Spirit transforms our thought life in a way that nothing else could.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you examine your thoughts so that you would know where your mind is typically set.  Pray that you would be diligent about setting your mind on things above as you seek to honor Christ with your thoughts.  Pray for the courage to reject thoughts and ideas which are not pleasing to God.  Pray for a mind which is renewed by the power of God’s transforming Spirit.  Pray that the people around you would know you as one whose thoughts are pure.  Pray for a steadfast mind that is not easily swayed by the changing winds of false doctrine.  Pray for a mind that can separate out what is false and cling to what is true.  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 set your mind on the things of His kingdom.

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.

MondayAn Unworried Mind.  Pray for a confidence in your relationship with Christ that keeps you from worrying about how you would defend that relationship.  Pray that you would make a deliberate decision not to worry about the thoughts of others.  “But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.”  Luke 21:14 (NIV)

TuesdayAn Opened Mind.  Pray that your mind would be opened in a way that helps you to understand and apply the truth of Scripture.  Pray that you would have discernment when your mind is opened so that it is only the truth of God’s Word which you find acceptable.  “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.”  Luke 24:25 (NIV)

WednesdayA Spirit-Controlled Mind.  Pray for the courage to allow God’s Spirit to lead your mind in the way of life and peace.  Pray for a submissiveness to God’s Spirit that would lead your mind away from death.  “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.”  Romans 8:6 (NIV)

ThursdayA Renewed Mind.  Pray that you would be fully changed as you allow God to renew your mind.  Pray that you would not conform your mind to the things of this world as you set your thoughts on the things of God.  “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Romans 12:2 (NIV)

FridayA Prayerful Mind.  Ask God to give you a mind that is clear in your prayerful communication with Him.  Pray that you would always be deliberate and thoughtful in the things you talk to God about.  “So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.”  1 Corinthians 14:15 (NIV)

SaturdayA Unity of Mind.  Pray that having a mind set on the things of Christ would help you to connect with others who are like-minded.  Pray that you would be filled with joy as you live life together with those who are like-minded in Christ.  Pray that you would bring complete joy to others as you share a unity of mind in pursuing God’s love, spirit, and purpose together.  “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.”  Philippians 2:2 (NIV)

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Lifestyle of Prayer: God’s Greatness!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: God’s Greatness!

“I will proclaim the name of the LORD.
Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”
Deuteronomy 32:3
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on the “greatness of our God!”  I appreciate the foundation that was built in my life by my parents as one of my earliest memories is of reciting, “God is great. God is good.  Let us thank Him for this food.”  To be honest, it didn’t mean a lot to me as a prayer in those early years but it did plant deep within me the truth of God’s greatness and His goodness — as well as a gratefulness for His provision.  How much we talk, or don’t talk, about the Lord our God probably says more about our view of His greatness than we might care to admit.  As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with a fuller awareness of His greatness.  Pray that you would boldly share with others about God’s greatness.  Pray for the desire to honor God for His greatness rather than seek that greatness for yourself.  Praise God for the many aspects of His greatness as you consider how He has chosen to use it for mankind’s good — including your goodPray 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 know, and share, His greatness.

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.

MondayGod’s Great Name.  Pray that you would honor the great name of God by living as one He has made His own.  Praise God for honoring His own name by His acceptance and pursuit of you even when you didn’t deserve it.  “For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.”  1 Samuel 12:22(NIV)

TuesdayGod’s Great Strength.  Pray that you would know the great strength of God’s redeeming power.  Pray that you would always serve God faithfully as you consider His mighty strength that was used to redeem you from your sins.  “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand.”  Nehemiah 1:10 (NIV)

WednesdayGod’s Great Mercy.  Pray that God would look upon you with His great mercy.  Praise God for His consistency which assures you of His mercy every time you turn to Him and seek Him with a whole heart.  Pray that your life would show the greatness of God’s mercy to others.  “Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.”  Psalm 25:6 (NIV)

ThursdayGod’s Great Love.  Pray that you would know the greatness of God’s love as it spreads over your life.  Pray for the courage to not only receive God’s great love, but to share it freely with those around you.  Pray that you would know the faithfulness of God as He extends His love to you.  “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.”  Psalm 57:10 (NIV)

FridayGod’s Great Works.  Pray that you would pay attention to the great works of God which surround you.  Pray for eyes that would notice the works of God and for a mind that would ponder on the greatness of God displayed in His mighty works.  “Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.”  Psalm 111:2 (NIV)

SaturdayGod’s Great Glory.  Pray that you would always sing of and proclaim the greatness of God’s glory.  Pray that your life would reflect the glory of God as you share with others about His ways.  Pray that you would consistently be overwhelmed by the glory of God.  “May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.”  Psalm 138:5 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Good Riddance!

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This week’s prayer focus: Good Riddance!

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
Ephesians 4:30-31
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on some things that God says we need to get rid of.  While it may be a little early for traditional spring cleaning, it is always the right time to do some “spring cleaning” in our life as we draw near to God.  While the prayer focus this week will be on things to get rid of, it is important to note that we must be filling our life with the things of the Spirit as we clean out the things that don’t belong.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you see the things of an old life that should be gone.  Pray that you would have the desire to live as a new creation as you put away the things of this world.  Pray for compassion and understanding as this being made completely new in righteousness and holiness is a continuing process for both you and those around you.  Pray for the courage to say “Good riddance!” to the things of this world that keep you from fully pursuing God.  Pray for wisdom in filling your life with the things which honor Christ.  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 identify and remove the things from your life that He would want you to be rid of.

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.

MondayGet Rid of Bitterness.  Pray that you would look for, and remove, the seeds of bitterness in your life before they take root.  Pray that the grace of God applied in your life would keep you from becoming bitter toward others.  “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”  Hebrews 12:15 (NIV)

TuesdayGet Rid of Rage.  Pray that you would remove the roar of rage from your life in every interaction you have with others.  Pray for a life that shows favor to others rather than frightens them from pursuing God.  “A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.”  Proverbs 19:12 (NIV)

WednesdayGet Rid of Anger.  Pray that you would be diligent about removing all traces of the anger that keeps you from the righteous life God desires for you.  Pray that you would always follow God’s instructions on anger and deal with it appropriately.  “Take note of this: Everyone should be . . . slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.”  James 1:19-20 (NIV)

ThursdayGet Rid of Brawling.  Pray that you would carefully remove your attitudes that lead you to “pick a fight” with others.  Pray for the wisdom to lead others away from wandering into a grave filled with brawlers of every background.  “Therefore the grave enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth without limit; into it will descend their nobles and masses with all their brawlers and revelers.”  Isaiah 5:14 (NIV)

FridayGet Rid of Slander.  Pray that you would carefully examine your words about others as you ask God to help you remove slander from your speech.  Pray that God would protect you and others from the dangers of slander.  “Do not go about spreading slander among your people.  Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life. I am the LORD.”  Leviticus 19:16 (NIV)

SaturdayGet Rid of Malice.  Pray for God’s help in examining your motives in everything as you remove all traces of malice.  Pray that you would not be led into doing anything with evil intent through the temptations of deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander.  “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”  1 Peter 2:1 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Lift Up!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Lift Up!

“Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Psalm 43:5
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on some things that God says to “lift up” as we seek Him to fully lift us up when our soul feels downcast.  Having times when we are discouraged or feeling downcast within our soul isn’t unusual — many of the heroes of the faith that we read about in scripture found themselves in need of encouragement in the midst of their times of despair.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you lift up your life to Him in ways that will allow Him to mend your brokenness, heal the hurt, and strengthen your weaknesses.  Pray that your choice to “lift up” would encourage others as they go through times of feeling downcast.  Pray that God would fill you with the humility that keeps others pointed to Jesus when you are lifted up.  Pray for the courage to lift your life to Jesus when others want to push you down.  Pray that you would be faithful in praising God even as you wait to be lifted up.  Pray that your hope would not fade as you find yourself in need.  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 lift up the things in your life in such a way as to honor 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.

MondayLift Up Your Head.  Pray that you would lift up your head to notice the works of God taking place around you.  Pray that your head would be lifted up to see the completion of your redemption which has been purchased by the blood of Jesus.  “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  Luke 21:28 (NIV)

TuesdayLift Up Your Heart.  Pray that you would lift your heart to God as you open it for His examination.  Pray that your heart would be lifted toward God in a way that draws you back to Him when you find yourself distant.  “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.  Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven.”  Lamentations 3:40-41 (NIV)

WednesdayLift Up Your Hands.  Pray that you would lift your hands to God in prayer — both as a sign of surrender and as an invitation for Him to fill them.  Pray that the lifting of your hands would be consistent with your need to hold on to Jesus.  “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”  Psalm 141:2 (NIV)

ThursdayLift Up Your Voice.  Pray that you would lift your voice to God as you seek His mercy.  Pray that the lifting of your voice would not only seek mercy for yourself, but that your voice would be lifted on behalf of others.  Pray that the people around you would lift their voices to God as they seek His mercy.  “I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy.”  Psalm 142:1 (NIV)

FridayLift Up Your Eyes.  Pray that you would lift up your eyes toward the one who sits enthroned above all the earth.  Pray that the lifting of your eyes would help you to see things from a perspective that is not of this earth.  Pray that the people around you would lift their eyes toward heaven as they seek the One who can save them.  “I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.”  Psalm 123:1 (NIV)

SaturdayLift Up Your Soul.  Pray that you would lift up your soul to God as an offering and as a dwelling for His Spirit.  Pray that the lifting of your soul to God would fill you with a joy that you would eagerly share with others.  Pray that the people around you would be filled with joy as they lift their soul to God.  “Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”  Psalm 86:4 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Sow What?

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This week’s prayer focus: Sow What?

“The wicked man earns deceptive wages,
but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.”
Proverbs 11:18
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on some things we ought to be sowing in our life and in the lives of others.  Growing up on a farm, I spent many winter evenings going through the various seed catalogs deciding what I would like to harvest the next summer.  Even as a child it didn’t take long to realize that if I wanted a specific harvest I would have to sow a specific seed.  Likewise, the harvest that is produced as we go through this life, and beyond, is related to what we do with the seed which has been planted within us and what kind of seeds we are sowing each day that we live.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you examine how the seed of His Word is growing in your life.  Pray that you would be careful with what you allow to be sown in your life and with what you are sowing that eventually produce a harvest.  Pray that you would keep your eyes focused on Jesus to the extent that everything you sow with your words and actions would point others to Him.  Pray that the good seed of God’s Word would find good soil in your life and in the lives of those around you.  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 sow the seeds which produce a godly harvest.

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.

MondaySow Righteousness.  Pray that you would seek the Lord in all things as you sow righteousness that produces a harvest of love.  Pray for softened and prepared lives that would allow the seeds of righteousness to grow and flourish.  “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.”  Hosea 10:12 (NIV)

TuesdaySow Generously.  Pray that you would learn to sow according to the expectation you have for the harvest.  Pray that your generosity with God and with others would produce an abundance for all.  “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”  2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)

WednesdaySow What Is Supplied.  Pray that you would always look to God as the One who supplies, and increases, the seed which you sow.  Pray that you would be faithful in using what God has supplied as He multiplies His righteousness in your life.  “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”  2 Corinthians 9:10 (NIV)

ThursdaySow What You Want To Reap.  Pray that you would consider the outcome God desires for you in this life so that you would sow accordingly.  Pray that God would help you accurately evaluate what you are currently reaping in order to consider if you need to change what you are sowing.  “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”  Galatians 6:7 (NIV)

FridaySow To Please the Spirit.  Pray that you would be ever mindful of God’s Spirit within you as you choose what to sow in this life.  Pray that your desire would always be to sow the things that please the Spirit as you look toward the harvest of eternal life.  “The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”  Galatians 6:8 (NIV)

SaturdaySow Peace.  Pray that you would seek to sow seeds of peace at all times.  Pray that you would desire the reputation of a peacemaker as you sow with an eye toward a harvest of righteousness.  “Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”  James 3:18 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Filled!

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This week’s prayer focus: Filled!

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Matthew 5:6
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on being filled with the things that God would have us to hunger and thirst for.  In the United States culture where I live, while there is a growing number of people who experience a genuine physical hunger and thirst, more of us find we are never truly filled because we have never had a real hunger or thirst for anything.  We tend to eat and drink not to satisfy a hunger or thirst, but as a form of recreation, or even just a habit, to occupy our time without acknowledging what it is we need to truly be filled.  Even in our spiritual life, it is easy to go through the motions of what is expected from a child of God without really longing for Him to fill us.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you honestly hunger and thirst for the things He would want to provide.  Pray that you would grow in depth of understanding and insight as you long for the things of God.  Pray for times of true spiritual hunger and thirst that would force you to seek God to fulfill those needs.  Pray that you would live life filled by God in such a way that the people around you would take notice and want what you have.  Pray for the courage to share out of the fullness of righteousness which Christ has filled you with.  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 be filled with the things He would want you to be filled with.

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.

MondayFilled With Good Things.  Pray that you would seek first the things of God and allow Him to fill you with that which is good.  Pray for a humility that recognizes your need to be filled by God to satisfy a hunger that only He can meet.  He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.”  Luke 1:53 (NIV)

TuesdayFilled With Awe.  Pray that you would be filled with awe as you pay attention to the work God does in the lives of people.   Pray that your response to the work of God in and around you would be a life that praise God for the truly awesome deeds that He has done.  “They were all filled with awe and praised God. ‘A great prophet has appeared among us,’ they said. ‘God has come to help his people.'” Luke 7:16 (NIV)

WednesdayFilled With the Holy Spirit.  Pray that you would live with an awareness of God’s Spirit dwelling within you.  Pray that you would have courage in sharing the Word of God because of the Holy Spirit filling you.  “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”  Acts 4:27 (NIV)

ThursdayFilled With Joy.  Pray that your life lived together with fellow Spirit-filled believers would fill you with great joy.  Pray that your life in Christ would spread joy to all those around you.  Pray for the wisdom needed to be filled with joy in the midst of any circumstance.  “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 13:52 (NIV)

FridayFilled With the Fullness of God.  Pray that you would constantly be aware of the greatness of the love of God which fills you with His fullness.  Pray that God’s love would pour out of your life into those around you as you live in the fullness of Him.  “To know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”  Ephesians 3:19 (NIV)

SaturdayFilled With Righteousness.  Pray that your life would produce the fruit of righteousness that brings glory to God.  Pray that you would be filled with the righteousness of Christ that produces good fruit that brings praise to God.  “Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ — to the glory and praise of God.”  Philippians 1:11 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Together!

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This week’s prayer focus: Together!

 “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
Acts 2:46-47
(NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on God’s desire that we do life together.  The early believers met together in public and they met together in their homes.  The nature of their coming together was such that they enjoyed “favor with all the people.”  The result of such favor was that “the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”  As you pray this week, ask God to help you know the value of one another as we live this Christian life together.  Pray that you would interact with others in ways that promote favor and goodwill among people.  Pray that God would help you to see how your interactions with other believers can be a fruitful witness for the cause of Christ.  Pray that you would find joy in the coming together of the body of Christ whenever you have the opportunity to be together.  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 learn to live life together with your brothers and sisters 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 the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.

MondayTogether In Prayer.  Ask God to help you give greater value to the practice of praying together.  Pray that you would be faithful in joining in prayer with others even when you are not able to be with them in person.  “They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.”  Acts 1:14 (NIV)

TuesdayTogether With Joy.  Pray that you would bring joy to others when you are together.  Pray that you would know the refreshing from God that can come through joining together with your brothers and sisters in Christ.  “By God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.”  Romans 15:32 (NIV)

WednesdayTogether As God’s Dwelling.  Pray that you would see yourself not only as an individual dwelling of God’s Spirit, but also as a part of something larger as His body.  Pray for eyes which see the household of God being built together of those who are in Christ.  “And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”  Ephesians 2:22 (NIV)

ThursdayTogether In Unity.  Pray that you would clothe yourself in the love necessary to grow in unity.  Pray for a heart of love that would bind together all of the good things that Christ as put within you.  “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  Colossians 3:14 (NIV)

FridayTogether For Perfection.  Pray that your life in Christ would follow in the footsteps of those who have lived by faith so that together each would be made perfect.  Pray that your walk of faith would be perfected by those who follow in your footsteps.  “God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.”  Hebrews 11:40 (NIV)

SaturdayTogether For Truth.  Pray that you would be welcoming and supportive of those who risk much to take the good news of Jesus to people both near and far.  Pray that you would be deliberate about working together with others to share the truth of Jesus wherever you go.  “We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.”  3 John 1:8 (NIV)