Praying for Our Global Church

27
Oct

Romans 14:11, “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

It has been expressed over and over that prayer must be a core component for our Global Church. As we think about every knee bowing and every tongue confessing Christ, we realize that Holy Spirit is our prayer partner (Romans 8:26), and He desires for prayer to be in every tribe and tongue as an expression of His Body among the nations (Luke 18:1,7). I believe that it is important for us to search the Word and understand that prayer must be persistent, hope–filled expressions of our faith as it is one of His goals for us to reach the finish line successfully.

Prayer is talked about a lot. There are many guides and books which have been written about it. You can even attend seminars and workshops on prayer. The challenge for us is making time to pray regularly. After all, it is our direct line of communication to the Father through our Intercessor, Jesus Christ. Prayer brings us into His presence. Prayer changes people. Prayer changes the world.

Jeremiah 33:2,3 reminds us to call upon Him, “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Prayer Directives:

Join us in praying for our Global Church in the following ways:

  • Pray for an awakening (Ephesians 5:14; Romans 13:11; Zechariah 2:10,11).
  • Pray for our leaders (2 Timothy 2:1–4; Ephesians 6:10; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Corinthians 11:23–28).
  • Pray for protection (Psalm 145:18, 19; Psalm 34:15, 17; Psalm 91:14–16).
  • Pray for provision (Matthew 6:6–8; 7:7–11; 1 John 5:14, 15).
  • Pray for transformation (Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:6, 7).
  • Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 60:1, 2; Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17).
  • Pray for His kingdom to come, His will to be done (Luke 11:2–4; Matthew 6:1–15).
  • Pray for endurance (Ephesians 6:10–18; 4:14; Galatians 1:16; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 4:12).

Contributor: Annette Taylor, Cleveland, Tennessee