Prayer Guide 22 November 2020

Sunday

Connecting my heart to the heart of the Father
Father, how thankful I am that You are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love. Thank You for not repaying me according to my sin, but removing my sin from me, as far as the east is from the west! Thank You for Your unfailing compassion, for knowing the extent of my weakness, and loving me still (Pause and continue to praise God for His love for you).

Forgive me, I pray, for the many times I have taken advantage of Your goodness and abused Your grace.

Forgive me, for I have tried to make You in my own image and have decided the way in which I think I should go – what seems right in my own eyes, instead of obeying Your Word.

Thank You, Lord, for Your call to return to You; may I always run Home to Your open arms and do so with all my heart!

Guard my wayward heart and strengthen me by Your Spirit, for I confess that often the pull of the world is great and I easily veer off course. Father, I don’t want to put my hand to the plough, and then look back!

May my heart be resolute and undivided in my pursuit of You.
Grant me humility and repentance to acknowledge when I stray.
Help me to walk in Your ways.

Teach me to walk and not faint, to keep in step with Your Spirit and press on to acknowledge You in all that I do.

Lord Jesus, You are the Light of the World, and You have promised that if I follow You, I will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life!

Therefore help me I pray,

to follow hard after You when I do not feel like following;
to obey Your Word and Your Spirit when its not convenient or easy;
to praise You regardless of what I see with my eyes;
to tune my ears to hear and know Your voice (Pause and pray further).

Guard my heart and mind, and strengthen me by Your Spirit to follow hard after You, step-by-step, all the days of my life.

I ask this in the mighty name of Jesus, Who alone can keep me from falling. Amen.
Psalm 103:8-18; Proverbs 14:12; Joel 2:12; Luke 9:62; Psalm 57:7; Psalm 86:11; Deuteronomy 11:22-23;
Galatians 5:25; Isaiah 40:31; Proverbs 3:5-6; Hosea 6:3; John 8:12; Jude 24

Monday

Praying the heart of the Father for the ECB Faith Community
Teach us to pray, Lord. May we approach You with increasing freedom and confidence. Help us to live as sons and daughters (Ephesians 3:12; Galatians 4:7).

Thank You, Father, that although we were once far away from You because of our sin, we have been brought near through the blood of Christ. May we worship You as we gather tomorrow, remembering this good news (Ephesians 2:13).

In Jesus’ Mighty name, I ask, Father, that we would be followers of Jesus who live by the Spirit and keep in step with the Spirit. May the sinful nature in each of us truly be crucified, I pray (Galatians 5:24-25)!

May strongholds of pride be destroyed among us and replaced with the humility of Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5-11).

Tuesday

Today, Lord, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ that they would be strengthened deep within their very being, with power from the Holy Spirit, to live like Jesus (Ephesians 3:16).

Remind us by the Holy Spirit I pray, that we are dead to our transgressions and sins and alive in Christ! Awaken the sleeping places of our lives to this great truth (Ephesians 2:1, 5).

This day Father, may I and my brothers and sisters in Christ, live before others as those who are clothed in Christ. May nothing that we say or do tarnish the testimony of Jesus (Galatians 3:27).

Wednesday

ECB Prayer and Fasting Focus
Wednesdays have been set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for the ministries of ECB and to ask God for a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit among us. You are invited to join in praying and fasting during one or all meals, or from something that is important to you. To receive a weekly Prayer and Fasting e-mail, please contact [email protected] 
Thank You, Father, that all things have been placed under the authority and feet of Jesus! Therefore, as those who are in Christ, may we put off fear and timidity and live out the Gospel with greater confidence and joy
(Ephesians 1:22; 2 Timothy 1:7).

Father, I ask in Jesus’ name, that the nations of the earth would be blessed through our community of faith. Expand our territory I pray, and may we be part of global Gospel-witness (Galatians 3:8-9).

May spiritual harvest come forth from each of our lives, and many drawn to Jesus through each of us. Bless my brothers and sisters in Christ around the city today with peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Galatians 6:9; Romans 14:17).

Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ and ask that a steadfastness of spirit be restored in each of us. Where there is weariness, restore spiritual vitality, where there is doubt – may faith rise up once again (Psalm 51:10) (Pray for those you know, by name…).

Thursday

In all things Lord – our conversations and actions, public occasions and solitary moments – may we live our lives in such a way that we are found worthy of the calling that we have received in You.

In Jesus’ Mighty name, I ask, Father, that we would be followers of Jesus who live by the Spirit and keep in step with the Spirit. May the sinful nature in each of us truly be crucified, I pray (Galatians 5:24-25)!

I ask Lord, that You empower us by the Holy Spirit to understand Your measureless love for us. May Your great love take root in our hearts, bring healing to every wound and set us free to live boldly for You (Ephesians 3:18).

Anoint our pastors with Your Holy Spirit, and empower and encourage them in all that they do. Strengthen them with joy in You.

Friday

Lord Jesus, may our relationships with one another be marked with humility and gentleness and great love for one another (Ephesians 4:2).

Father, I ask that You would give to the ECB faith community the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that we might now You better (Ephesians 1:17)!

Heavenly Father, may the fruit of the Spirit increase among us in all of its fullness. May we live lives that are full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In all conversations, relationships and situations may the Holy Spirit use us to make Jesus known (Galatians 6:22-23).

May we be careful, Father, to lead lives that are blameless and walk in integrity, not setting anything wicked before our eyes (Psalm 101:2-3).

Saturday

Father, may we become a fellowship of believers who increasingly rejoice in our salvation and give You the glory that is due Your name! Fill us with joy in Your presence as we worship in our everyday living, and when we gather together (Psalm 51:12; 96:8).

Father, may the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace be preserved among us and evident as we gather together tomorrow (Ephesians 4:4).

Teach us, Father, to serve one another in love. Destroy, I pray, by the work of the Holy Spirit among us, any gossip or discord, and all jealousy that is in our midst (Galatians 5:13-15, 19-21).

Father, I ask in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that every curse and assignment of the enemy that has come against Your people, be crushed. Be the “wall of fire around us and the glory within” us, O God (Zechariah 2:5)!

May the Holy Spirit work among us in power as we gather tomorrow. Change us as we worship and sit under the teaching of the Word. Change me, O Lord!