“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: The World!
“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)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
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 our prayer focus will be on the world. If you look around and see any amount of news reporting, it doesn’t take long to realize the people of this world are in desperate need of Jesus. Because of that, spend time each day praying for the Christians in each part of the world as they face the challenges of sharing Christ where they are. 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)
This week’s prayer guide will be a little different from what most have been as you will praying about the same things each day; just focused on a different part of the world. Given that Antarctica has no permanent human inhabitants, we will focus on the other six continents this week.
Please spend time praying each day about the specific area of the world that is that day’s emphasis. Pray that the people of that continent would see Jesus accurately represented in the lives of Christians. Pray that the Christian workers on that continent would be bold about doing the work God has called them to. Pray for governments who would allow Christians to live and share their faith in peace. Pray that Christian leaders would stay focused on their task of proclaiming the gospel. Pray that God’s name would be lifted up in the way that Christians live. Pray that the persecution of Christians that exists in many parts of the world would cease as the peoples of the world come to know Christ.
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.
Wednesday: North America
Thursday: South America