Prayer for the Staff, Congregation and Believers Worldwide
During this highly unusual time that is shaking significant portions of the world, we want to be leaning into the privilege and responsibility to pray. To assist in that way, each week during April we will provide a prayer prompt from Scripture along with some suggested ways to pray through that particular passage. We encourage you to return to this regularly throughout the week. Part of the blessing of this is that as a church we will be praying from the same text even though we can’t be together. For this week, we will be guided by Paul’s prayer for the Colossian church.
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
Pray for our church, both the staff and the congregation as a whole, as well as Christians worldwide:
- To be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Pray for spiritual direction and wisdom from the Holy Spirit and God’s Word to direct us now and in the months to come. May this time be viewed ultimately as a time of opportunity in the hands of God.
- To walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects. Pray for believers to fight against temptation, especially with extra time on computers, and for spiritual discernment on what we watch, listen to and read.
- To bear fruit in every good work and increase in the knowledge of God. Pray for opportunities to reach out to others and for hearts to be open to the gospel.
- To be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might. Pray for a renewed passion for Christ and a strong desire to minister to others in Jesus name. Pray that we come to know Christ far more during this time than we do about the Coronavirus.
- To be steadfast, patient; joyful and thankful to the Father in all things. Pray for courage and steadfast faith in this time of uncertainty.