Praying the heart of the Father for the family of God Even though we are praying from different cities, we can pray in agreement!
Use the theme of each prayer to begin, allowing the Holy Spirit to direct you as you continue.
Father, I ask that our sinful nature, with all of its passions and ungodly desires, would be truly crucified, and that we as your people be set free to serve and worship You alone. Help us, I pray, to live by the Spirit (Galatians 6:24-25)! Father, destroy all pride among us, and replace our hearts of stone with hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). Give us the gift of brokenness and repentance before You. Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters who are struggling with depression, anxiety and fear. I ask that they will be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). Destroy every stronghold – set captives free!
Father, remind us that we’ve been called out of darkness. Teach us what it means to ‘walk as children of light’ in the way that we conduct business, treat our spouses, serve Your Church. May our thoughts, speech and actions reflect the light of Jesus (Ephesians 5:8; 1 Peter 2:9,11). I pray for those in our fellowship who are young in their faith and ask that You protect them from the evil one. Give them a hunger for Your Word and may they grow in godliness.
Father, You are our healer and I come to you on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who are suffering physically. May Your healing power be poured out on them I pray. Strengthen and renew them, and may all sickness be gone in Jesus’ Name. I pray especially for (pray for those you know of by name…) Strengthen marriage relationships among us Lord. And may those among us who are not yet married be strengthened to remain pure. Pour-out Your Holy Spirit on us Father and bring to life, every dead place in our hearts (Pray for those you know, by name).
Father, You have promised to bestow on Your people the oil of gladness in place of the ‘ash piles’ of our lives (Isaiah 61:3). Many of us Lord, struggle under the memories of past hurt, abuse and loss. Heal our damaged emotions Father, restore joy and gladness to us, I pray! May we, from youngest to oldest, become those who do not just hear the Word, but be those who do what it says (James 1:22). May we be increasingly quick and willing to obey. Father, may the world know that we belong to You by the way that we love one another. May the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace increase in our fellowship (Ephesians 4:2-3). Help us to be completely humble and gentle with one another and to bear with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2-3).
May our times of personal and corporate worship be infused with fresh Spirit-life, I pray. Teach us to worship You in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). Renew our minds, I pray. May we as Your people turn from the philosophies and entertainment of the world and truly think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy – may this be the standard for what we allow into our minds and hearts (Philippians 4:8). I ask in, Jesus’ mighty name, that every stronghold of addiction be broken off of us as Your people. Reveal the hidden things, Father! Purify us and make us holy! Father, I pray that those who are leading Groups will be empowered and anointed by Your Holy Spirit. Fill them with great joy and establish the work of their hands (Psalm 90:17). Father, grow us into a deeper fellowship and community through this ministry that we might be unified by Your Holy Spirit.
Father, prepare my heart to receive the ‘seed’ of Your Word tomorrow. May Your Word go deep within me, take root and produce lasting fruit in my life. I ask this for my brothers and sisters as well, change us by Your Word! May our lives be infused with fresh faith, holy living and confidence in You. Make us to be risk-takers for the sake of Your kingdom! Revive the hearts of Your people across this city, I pray. Breathe the life of Your Spirit into dead places, into dry bones, that Your Church may rise-up as a mighty army and be true salt and light (Ezekiel 37:4-14; Zechariah 2:5)