18 Things to Pray for Your Church
For the church in Thessalonica, Paul prays rich, kingdom-saturated prayers: “To this end we always pray for you” (2 Thess. 1:11). For more on this, see Don Carson’s excellent book, Praying with Paul (Baker), and TGC’s eight-session group study curriculum.
Leading the Charge
Here are 18 things you can pray for your church. Print out this article and pray two or three of the points per day for the next week. Also, consider copying and pasting your favorite prayers below into Twitter or Facebook.
Why should we pray for our church?
Prayer is important for the local church because it allows us to be aware of the spiritual forces at work both inside and outside the church, as well as equipping us for spiritual battles and revealing God’s desires and direction.
What is God’s will for the church?
God’s will for His believing people, justified by faith in the Ransom and consecrated to His service, has always been the same as the Apostle stated, namely, “This is God’s will [concerning you], even your sanctification.”
What did Jesus say about praying in church?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, who love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus said.
What does it mean to pray as the church?
Prayer is defined as “the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God” in the Catholic Church. It is a moral virtue of religion that Catholic theologians identify as a part of the cardinal virtue of justice.
What are the benefits of prayer?
Prayer can elicit feelings of gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and hope, all of which are associated with healing and wellness. Positive feelings – prayer can elicit feelings of gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and hope, all of which are associated with healing and wellness.
What are the benefits of praying together?
Praying together helps you show and receive trust, which strengthens the bonds of intimacy in your relationship. Intimacy is built on trust, and trust is built on how we respond to each other being vulnerable. Praying together helps you show and receive trust, which strengthens the bonds of intimacy in your relationship.
What is God’s real name?
Yahweh is the biblical name for the God of the Israelites, representing the biblical pronunciation of “YHWH,” the Hebrew name revealed to Moses in the book of Exodus, which is composed of the consonants Yod, Heh, Waw, and Heh.
What is God’s purpose for me?
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is crucial in understanding God’s purpose for your life. God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.
What is God’s will in heaven?
Praying for God’s will to be done in and through our lives on earth, as it is in heaven, means we are willing to go through whatever it takes to make that purpose a reality; our prayer is to be so aligned with God’s will and purpose that we ask God to empower us to carry it out.
What did Jesus say about worship?
First, God blesses worshippers (Matthew 5:3-12), Worshippers are salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13-16), Worshippers must obey God’s commands (Matthew 5:17-20), Anger and worship (5:21-26), Thoughts matter (5:27-30), Promises (Matthew 5:33-37), Always act (Matthew 5:33-37).
Do I pray to Jesus or God?
We don’t go wrong when we pray directly to God the Father, because He is our Creator and the one we should worship, and we have direct access to God through Jesus.
What did Jesus say about wealth?
“How difficult it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus says in response to the young man’s despair. “Who then can be saved?” they wonder.
What is the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What are three types of prayer?
Three Different Types of Prayer
- Private Prayer. The first type of prayer is private prayer.
- Public Prayer. The Bible not only teaches private prayer, but also public prayer.
- Eschatological Prayers. There are four prayers that we are to pray about eschatological events.
What are the 5 types of prayer?
The Five Different Kinds of Prayer
- Type 1 u2013 Worship and Praise, which acknowledges God for who He is.
- Type 2 u2013 Petition and Intercession.
- Type 3 u2013 Supplication.
- Type 4 u2013 Thanksgiving.
- Type 5 u2013 Spiritual Warfare.