Lifestyle of Prayer: Teach!

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This week’s prayer focus: Teach!

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!”
Hebrews 5:12 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is on our responsibility to teach.  After a week focused on praying about what we need to learn, it is time to pray about how we teach what we have learned.  While some people have special roles of teaching, all of us are teachers of someone who is watching.  So the question isn’t if you teach, but rather what are you teaching?  God’s desire is that we learn and put into practice the truths of His Word so we would move beyond infancy and be able to teach accurately.  As  you pray this week, ask God to help you realize how He would have you teach.  Pray that you would live with humility as you learn so that you would teach others the value of putting the things of God into practice.  Pray for those who teach by the way they live — both those who teach professionally and those who teach more informally.  Pray that you would be a teacher of the things you learn from God 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 teach the things  you have learned from 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.

MondayTeach As a Disciple-Maker.  Pray that you would know the things commanded by God well enough that you are able to teach them.  Pray that you would be involved not only in introducing people to Christ, but also in teaching them the things of Christ.  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

TuesdayTeach Without Stopping.  Pray that you would always be aware of the teaching opportunities God gives you each day.  Pray that you would never give up teaching about the good news of Jesus.  “Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.”  Acts 5:42 (NIV)

WednesdayTeach With Godly Wisdom.  Pray that you would always look to God for the wisdom necessary to teach perfection in Christ.  Pray that your teaching would not only be lived by you, but would lead others to become more like Christ.  “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”  Colossians 1:28 (NIV)

ThursdayTeach the Usefulness of Scripture.  Pray that you would know the necessity of Scripture in teaching that will bring about positive change.  Pray that you would use scripture accurately in teaching that leads to a righteousness in your life and in those who learn from you.  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”  2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

FridayTeach Sound Doctrine.  Pray that you would pay careful attention to sound doctrine as you teach with both your words and your life.  Pray that you would continually seek God for His help in keeping your life and teaching in line with sound doctrine.  “You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.”  Titus 2:1 (NIV)

Saturday:  Teach With Integrity.   Pray that you would be careful to make your lifestyle be a positive example of the godly teaching you share.  Pray that your teaching would be filled with an integrity that can be seen in the good works that you do.  “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity and seriousness.”  Titus 2:7 (NIV)

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Lifestyle of Prayer: Learn!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Learn!

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.  It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.”
John 6:44-45 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is on our need to learn.  While many schools will be resuming soon following summer break, learning is not just for school students — in fact, God continually teaches each of us and desires that we learn from Him each day!  The lessons we learn each day are often dependent on our willingness seek God for direction in all things and to accept His instruction, rebuke, correction, and training.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you have the heart, mind, and soul of a learner.  Pray that you would pay attention to the many ways God attempts to instruct you each day.  Pray that you would look for the lessons to be learned in every situation you face.  Pray that you would know the value of learning so that you would be more active in seeking it out.  Pray that you would be a teacher of the things you learn from God 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 a learner.

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.

MondayLearn To Revere God.  Pray that you would always be open to hearing God’s Word, both to learn and to teach to others.  Pray that you would learn to revere God by being both a student and teacher of His Word.  “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.”  Deuteronomy 31:12 (NIV)

TuesdayLearn the Commands of God.  Pray that your awareness of God making you would increase your desire to learn His commands.  Pray that God would fill you with the understanding necessary to both learn and follow His commands.  “Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.”  Psalm 119:73 (NIV)

WednesdayLearn To Do Right.  Pray for a heart and mind that is inclined to know and do what is right.  Pray that you would always look out for the needs of others, particularly those who have no one, because it is the right thing to do.  “Learn to do right!  Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”  Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)

ThursdayLearn From Jesus.  Pray that you would live life yoked together with Jesus in order to learn from Him.  Pray that you would learn the complete care that Jesus extends as He offers rest for your soul.  “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Matthew 11:29 (NIV)

FridayLearn To Control Self.  Pray that you would pay attention each day to the things you do with your body.  Pray that you would learn self-control in order to conduct your life in a way that is holy and honorable.  “Each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable.”  1 Thessalonians 4:4 (NIV)

Saturday:  Learn To Do Good.   Pray that you would not settle for only doing good when it is convenient, but that you would be devoted to doing good.  Pray that you would live a productive life — not measured by the world’s standards, but measured by the good you do for others in the name of Jesus.  “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.”  Titus 3:14 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Celebrate!

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This week’s prayer focus: Celebrate!

“Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.”
Nehemiah 8:12 (NIV)

Our prayer emphasis this week will focus on the how, what, and why we celebrate.  Just as a Christian ought to grieve in a manner different from those outside of Christ, I believe that our celebrations ought to carry a deeper and greater meaning than those of the world.  When we consider the working of God throughout all time — past, present, and future — we find we have much to celebrate.  In fact, God designed, created, and commanded celebrations so that His people would praise Him not only as individuals, but as a group.  As you pray this week, ask God to fill you with the desire to celebrate.  Pray that He would remind you of all that He is, and has done, so that you know the reasons you have to celebrate.  Pray that you would learn to celebrate as an individual and with others as the body of Christ.  Pray that your celebrations would always honor Christ and make Him know to the world 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 celebrate as He would desire.

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.

MondayCelebrate Through Giving.  Pray that you would know the importance of giving as a part of your celebration of God.  Pray that you would give freely just as God has given freely to you.  “Then celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you.”  Deuteronomy 16:10 (NIV)

TuesdayCelebrate God’s Presence.  Pray that you would always use every means possible to celebrate the presence of God.  Pray that your celebration of God would move beyond a simple routine and be done with all your might.  “David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.”  1 Chronicles 13:8 (NIV)

WednesdayCelebrate Together.  Pray that you would always look for others who are celebrating God so that you can celebrate together.  Pray that you would make it a point to gather with others on a regular basis for the purpose of celebrating Jesus.  “A very large crowd of people assembled in Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month.”  2 Chronicles 30:13 (NIV)

ThursdayCelebrate Joyfully.  Pray that you would joyfully express the abundant goodness of God in the ways you celebrate.  Pray that your celebrations of God would be filled with great joy as you remember His goodness and  righteousness.  “They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7 (NIV)

FridayCelebrate Deliverance From Death.  Pray that you would not only remember, but also celebrate the price paid to deliver you from the wages of your sin.  Pray that you would always find meaning in celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus with others.  “The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.”  Matthew 26:18 (NIV)

Saturday:  Celebrate the Lost Being Found.   Pray that you would love all people to such an extent that you can’t help but celebrate when one who has been lost is found.  Pray that you would know just how much God wants you to celebrate — and celebrates with you — when the lost, including you, are found.  “But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”  Luke 15:32 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Being Worthy!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Being Worthy!

“Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.  He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.”
Revelation 3:4-5 (NIV)

It is true that “there is none righteous, no not one.”  Yet when we choose to be clothed with Christ, we can be found worthy not only in this life but in the life to come.  When God looks for those who are worthy, He searches for the one who has been washed in the blood of the Lamb and overcomes evil by the power of His Spirit.  As you pray this week, ask God to cleanse you and count you worthy.  Pray that you would walk in the purity obtained through Christ as you overcome the temptations of this world.  Pray that humility would pave the path you walk on as you live a worthy life that is shared with others.  Pray for the courage and love needed to share with the people around you about living a life that is counted as worthy by God.  Pray that your time with God will help you see the worthy things He has called you to.  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 understand how He has made you worthy and has called you to be worthy.

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.

MondayA Worthy Suffering.  Pray for the courage to be able to rejoice in Christ even when you suffer here on earth because of your faith in Him.  Pray that you would know the joy of being counted worthy to be a representative of Jesus.  “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”  Acts 5:41 (NIV)

TuesdayA Worthy Manner.  Pray that you would pay attention to the details of life so that you would live in a worthy manner.  Pray that the good news of Jesus would be the standard by which worthy living is pursued.  “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.”  Philippians 1:27 (NIV)

WednesdayA Worthy Life.  Pray for the wisdom needed to live a life worthy of the Lord.  Pray that your life in the Lord would bear good fruit which is pleasing as you grow in Him.  “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”  Colossians 1:10 (NIV)

ThursdayA Worthy Calling.  Pray that you would walk in step with God’s Spirit as you live a life worthy of His calling.  Pray that you would live by the power of God as He accomplishes His will, and His purpose, through you.  “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.”  2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NIV)

FridayA Worthy Sending.   Pray that God would fill you with a love that helps others along their way in a worthy manner.  Pray that your love for God would be known by those that you are sent to help and by those you are able to help send to others.  “They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.”  3 John 1:6 (NIV)

Saturday:  A Worthy God.   Pray that you would live and proclaim God as worthy above all else.  Pray that your life would express the worthiness of God in all things.  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”  Revelation 4:11 (NIV)

Extra Prayer Focus Update In one week’s time, God has provided the funds to cover the cost of the devotional books requested by the prison chaplain and I trust that He will provide for the calendars as well!  Pray for Impact Prayer Ministry as I look to God for the resources needed to supply a request from a prison chaplain to put a prayer-based devotional book and Bible reading calendar into the hands of 750+ inmates for Christmas.

Lifestyle of Prayer: Be Merciful!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Be Merciful!

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Luke 6:36 (NIV)

After two weeks focused on being a good neighbor, this week’s prayer guide will center in on the quality that defined being a neighbor in the story of the Good Samaritan — showing mercy.  It can be easy to live with two sets of standards (and that’s another issue to pray about) when it comes to mercy.  The mercy we expect, and need, from others is often far greater than the mercy we freely extend.  Yet, God’s standard is Himself.  His desire is that we learn to be merciful to others, and to our self, in the same way He is merciful.  The more we understand and accept God’s mercy, the more we will know the mercy He wants us to extend.  No one ever deserves mercy — it really wouldn’t be mercy if we deserved it.  As you pray this week, thank God for being a merciful God.  Pray that you would pay attention to  how you do, or don’t do, at showing mercy.  Pray that God would help you to be a more merciful person each day.  Pray that your recognition, and acceptance, of God’s mercy would lead you to be a more merciful person.  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 merciful to others, just as He is merciful to you.

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.

MondayBe Merciful In Forgiveness.  Pray that you would live with the freedom that comes from being forgiven by God.  Pray that you would show mercy to others as you forgive them just as you have been forgiven.  “Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them.”  Psalm 78:38 (NIV)

TuesdayBe Merciful To One Another.  Pray that you would be thankful for God making things right between you and Him through the mercy He has extended.  Pray that you would follow God’s example in extending mercy and compassion to the people around you.  “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.’”  Zechariah 7:9 (NIV)

WednesdayBe Merciful In Service.  Pray that you would know the mercy of God that has called you into His service.  Pray that you would be diligent in your ministry to others as you serve because of the mercy of God.  “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”  2 Corinthians 4:1 (NIV)

ThursdayBe Merciful To Receive Mercy.  Pray for an awareness of how God’s mercy frees you from the judgment you deserve.  Pray that  you would show mercy to others, even when your first reaction is to pass judgment.  “Judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!”  James 2:13 (NIV)

FridayBe Merciful In Abundance.   Pray that you would seek God as the source of receiving an abundance of mercy and peace through His love.  Pray that you would be merciful to others as you share with them the abundance of God’s mercy, peace, and love.  “Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”  Jude 1:2 (NIV)

Saturday:  Be Merciful To Doubters.   Pray for an awareness of how God’s tender mercies have helped you walk through all of your doubts.  Pray that you would have patience with those who doubt as you share with them a mercy that comes from God.  “Be merciful to those who doubt.”  Jude 1:22 (NIV)

Extra Prayer Focus:  Pray for Impact Prayer Ministry as I look to God for the resources needed to supply a request from a prison chaplain to put a prayer-based devotional book and Bible reading calendar into the hands of 750+ inmates for Christmas.

Lifestyle of Prayer: Good Neighbors (Week 2)!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Good Neighbors!
(Week 2)

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10:36-37 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis is the second of two weeks focused on being a good neighbor.  As we looked at this topic last week, we found that God not only expects us to treat our neighbors well, He expects us to be a neighbor to all we meet.  How we treat others says much more about us than it ever will about them.  Being a good neighbor means we look at everyone as God looks at them and we seek to serve them just as Christ has served us — sacrificially.  As you pray this week, ask God to help you broaden your view of who your neighbor really is.  Pray that you would be more concerned about being a good neighbor to all than about limiting the list of people who are your neighbor.  Pray that Jesus would be visible in the way you treat everyone — from those you consider least to those you consider great.  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 a good neighbor to those around you.

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.

MondaySubmit As a Neighbor.  Pray for the humility needed to not always have to be right in matters of opinion.  Pray that God would help you to consider the needs of others above your own.  Pray that your relationship with Jesus would help you to submit to others.  “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”  Ephesians 5:21 (NIV)

TuesdayTeach and Admonish As a Neighbor.  Pray that both the teaching and admonishing you do would be done with the attitude of a good neighbor.  Pray that you would receive teaching and admonishment so that you can live as a better neighbor.  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16 (NIV)

WednesdayForgive As a Neighbor.  Pray that the forgiveness you have received from God would help you to forgive others.  Pray that you would not hold your neighbor’s sins against them anymore than God has held yours against you.  “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”  Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

ThursdayEncourage As a Neighbor.  Pray that you would gather with fellow believers for the purpose of encouraging one another.  Pray that your heart would not be hardened by sin as you live in harmony with those who are your neighbors.  “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”  Hebrews 3:13 (NIV)

FridaySpur On As a Neighbor.   Pray that your faith would challenge others to love and good deeds just as their faith challenges you to be more Christ-like.  Pray for purity in the things you spur others on to.  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”  Hebrews 10:23-24 (NIV)

Saturday:  Fellowship As a Neighbor.   Pray that you would seek out fellowship with others who are walking in the light of Jesus.  Pray that your fellowship with others, and with Christ, would help them to know you as a good neighbor.  “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”  1 John 1:7 (NIV)

Lifestyle of Prayer: Good Neighbors!

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“A Lifestyle of Prayer”

This week’s prayer focus: Good Neighbors!

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10:36-37 (NIV)

This week’s prayer emphasis will be the first of two weeks focused on being a good neighbor.  In the fourth chapter of Genesis, Cain asks God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”.  It seems that the implied answer from God is, “Yes, you should have been!”.  When Jesus was asked by a man trying to justify his own indifference, “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus told a story about who we refer to as the “Good Samaritan”.  At the end of the story, Jesus turns the question around and asks who the neighbor was in the story.  The man rightly replies, “The one who showed mercy.”  At this answer, Jesus tells him to “go and do likewise.”  As you pray this week, ask God to help you be the neighbor He wants you to be.  Pray that all of the “one anothers” that surround you would be treated as neighbors.  Pray that you would know the mercy God has shown you so that you can have that same kind of mercy on others.  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 a good neighbor to those around you.

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.

MondayLove As A Neighbor.  Pray that your love for people would help them to know you as a disciple of Jesus.  Pray that your love for people would make you a good neighbor to all those you encounter.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13:34-35 (NIV)

TuesdayBe Devoted As A Neighbor.  Pray that you would show proper devotion and honor to others.  Pray that you would value others in a way that makes them believe you are a good neighbor that can be counted on.  “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”  Romans 12:10 (NIV)

WednesdayAccept As A Neighbor.  Pray that God would be praised because you accept others in the same way Christ accepted you.  Pray that you would look for those who feel unaccepted so that you can be a good neighbor to them.  “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”  Romans 15:7 (NIV)

ThursdayServe As A Neighbor.  Pray that you would be eager to serve others with the freedom you have in Christ.  Pray that  you would live as one who is free to serve your neighbors with all that God has given you.  “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”  Galatians 5:13 (NIV)

FridayEndure As A Neighbor.  Pray that you would “put up” with others as they “put up” with you.  Pray that  you would live with the humility necessary to endure any hardships associated with being a good neighbor.  “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

Saturday:  Be Kind and Compassionate As A Neighbor.   Pray that your words and attitude would show kindness to others.  Pray that God would help you remove all things from your life that keep you from being a good neighbor to all.   “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)