This is copied and modified from a Together for the Gospel resource from many years ago. Thanks to them for their concern for the church.
How did Paul pray for the church?
- For the church in Thessalonica: “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power” (2 Thess. 1:11; see also 1 Thess. 1:9–13).
- For the church in Colossae: “We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:9–10).
- For the church in Ephesus: “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him” (Eph. 1:16–17; see also 3:14–21).
- For the church in Rome (Rom. 15:14–33) and the church in Philippi (Phil. 1:9–11).
What to Pray For Dayspring PCA
- That we would have unity amid diversity—loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel.
- That a culture of discipling would form in which making disciples is viewed as an ordinary part of the Christian life.
- That faithful elders would use Scripture to train members to do the work of ministry.
- That ahunger for studying the gospel would form among membersso that they can guide and guard one another in it.
- Thattransparent, meaningful relationships would become normal and remaining anonymous strange.
- The preaching of God’s Word—that it would be biblically careful and Holy Spirit imbued.
- That elders would remain above reproach, kept from temptation, complacency, idols, and worldliness.
- That the church’s songs would teach members to biblically confess, lament, and praise.
- That the church’s prayers would be infused with biblical ambitions, honesty, and humility.
- That adult members would work to disciple teenagers and not just leave it to programming.
- That the church’s primary teachers grow in dedication to God’s Word even when no one’s watching.
- That it would grow in being distinct from the world in love and holiness, even as it engages outsiders.
- That members would share the gospel this week—and see more conversions!
- That members would be prepared for persecution, remembering to love, not curse, their persecutors.
- That hopes for political change would be outstretched by the hope of heaven.
- That giving would be faithful, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial.
- Thatmore members would use their careers to take the gospel to places it’s never been.
- Thatmembers would be good and do good in their workplaces this week.