Prayer For July
When the disciples prayed together in one accord, they “turned the world upside down” for the Gospel of Christ. (Acts 13:1-4). You have been invited to enter the very presence of God with your brothers and sisters. Let's pray these petitions for the month of July. Also, let us remember to worship and praise Our Lord in all things!
PASTOR JOHN, MAUREEN AND CHURCH LEADERS
Dear Lord, thank-you for their servant's hearts. Bless their households with peace and respect. Help us respect and honor them as they direct the affairs of the church. Fill them with Your Spirit and let them operate in wisdom to carry out their responsibilities. (1 Tim: 3:8). May they wholeheartedly give their attention to prayer and ministry of the Word. (Acts 6:3,4). May they be gentle and honest as they deal with people. (Titus 1:7). Keep them open and honest before You and help them to represent the truth plainly. Let their light shine before men, that they may see the good deeds and praise Our Father in heaven (Matt. 5:16).
NURSERY, KWAM, YOUTH, and VBS
Lord, we lift up the teachers and helpers of our children to You. May they walk worthy of respect with sincere hearts. May they live worthy of the call on their lives. As they minister to our children, may they be clothed in righteousness with hearts that sing for joy and delight greatly in You and in the children. ( Eph. 4:1; 2 Thes. 1:11; Ps. 132:9; Isa 61:10). May the little ones remain humble examples of what we adults need to become in the kingdom. Let their conduct be mindful, to show that they remember You, Creator God. Teach them to declare Your marvelous deeds. May the older children flee evil desires and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace. Protect and watch over these “earthly treasures”, our children, from anyone or anything that would do them harm. By their love may they lead others to Christ. ( Matt. 18:3,4; Prov. 20:11; Ps. 71:17: 2 Tim. 2:22). See to the needs for VBS. Provide lots of energy and enthusiasm to the volunteers and may God’s love be demonstrated so that it is forever written on our children’s hearts.
Lord, we pray for the spiritual needs of our missionaries, that they might stay strong in their faith and that their personal lives might be holy and pure. (Ps. 27:4 ). May they continually maintain a close, intimate walk with Jesus. (Phil. 3: 7-11). May our missionaries develop strong relationships with the people to whom God has led them to minister. And may they also develop good relationships with their fellow missionaries. (Ps. 133:1; Prov. 22:11; Ecc. 4:9, 10; Rom. 15:5,6; Eph. 4:3) May our missionaries not neglect their most important earthly relationships, with their spouse and children. (Matt. 18:19,20; Deut. 11:18, 19; Ps. 34:11). Keep those You have called to the mission field from sickness and/or physical harm. (Ps. 103:2,3; Jer. 17:14; 3 John 1:2) May Our Lord lead as our missionaries plan and prioritize. (Ps. 90:17). May they remember to honor the Sabbath and take time to be refreshed in the Lord. (Heb. 4:10,11) We pray that they would always look to God for their strength in the challenging times. May they be blessed with courage and patience. (I Peter 5:6,7; Deut. 1: 21; 31:8; Josh. 1:9. Lord, may You do something today that would be an encouragement for all called to your mission field. (John 16:33; Eph. 3:14-19; Phil. 1:6).
Now, “ May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. “ Amen. (Rom. 15:5,6).