Prayer Guide

Focus on the previous week’s message:
February 18, 2024 - Rusty Massey

Series Focus: Nehemiah
Nehemiah 5, Ephesians 6, 1 Corinthians 6 
  1. Why not just accept an injustice and leave it at that?
    • You’ve already lost if you bring a lawsuit to a judge. 
    • Paul says it’s better to let yourself be cheated and know that God knows what is happening.
  2. It’s your unity that proves that you are disciples of Jesus Christ.  
    • As Satan tries to divide the church, it is up to us to guard the unity of the church at all cost.
    • Don’t give up on each other because you’ve been hurt by a “Judas” (someone in the church).
    • Don’t give up on Jesus just because of a “Judas”.
    • Continue to love one another.
    • If the unity breaks this will be a dead church.

Pray through the building and outside as weather permits:
Suggested prayer points as you go through different parts of the building:
  • Pray that God will use the space to further the gospel.
  • Pray that the space will be used for its intended purpose (e.g., Children’s Ministry rooms will be safe spaces for children to learn about Jesus).
  • Thank God for what He has done and is doing in the space.
  • Look at the objects in the room and how they can be used to draw people to grow in their relationship with Christ (e.g., pray that the people who sit in the chairs in the sanctuary will be obedient to God’s calling on their life).
  • Ask God to reveal specific needs in this space and how can they be met.
  • Pray for those who serve in the space to be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Pray for our congregation and Board in the midst of this transition:
  1. May we remember that Jesus is the head and leader of the church (Colossians 1:17–18; Ephesians 5:22–25). Jesus is sovereign and in control of all things, and he is involved in every step of our situation.
  2. May we strive for unity as stated in 1 Corinthians 1:10: "I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment."
  3. May we use the feedback from the church assessment as an opportunity for growth as a congregation so that we may serve the Lord more effectively in the manner in which He has equipped us.

Other pray requests: 
  1. Pray that we will allow the Lord to soften our hearts so that we will care enough to sit, fast, mourn, pray, and serve those around us.
  2. Pray for Israel:
    • May God protect families, children and civilians in both Israel and Gaza. 
    • May God extend comfort and strengthen His people.
    • May God help those impacted by war to find hope and healing in Jesus Christ.