Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics For Sunday, May 19, 2019

Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics For Sunday, May 19, 2019

Praise and Thanksgiving

Acts 4:32–35 — Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Father, we worship you for redeeming us out of this world and for uniting us as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. Thank you that you are loosening our grasp on the things of this world – and their grip on us – as we look forward to the inheritance you have prepared for us and that is ready to be revealed in the Last Day! Help us to live here and now in the light of these eternal realities – as one body and one family bound together eternally in the love of Jesus. In doing this, let us testify to the reality of your salvation.

Hear us now as we ask for you to liberate others from bondage to this world wherever the true Gospel is preached!

Global Topics

Please give our brothers and sisters in Iran courage in the face of persecution to continue to meet for worship and to reach out to the lost with the gospel. Grant them unity even though their circumstances make it hard for them to gather openly and so they tend to be in more isolated pockets. And please give them qualified and trained leaders to build them up and to protect them against false teachers and erroneous doctrines. Glorify your Name by continuing to save many.

National Topics

For salvation to come widely in national, state and local governments and that those elected to serve would be able to work across political and philosophical divides to govern in the fear of the Lord for the good of the people and the glory of Your name.

Local Topics

Grace Bible Church in Chandler – Senior Pastor Scott Maxwell. The Lord’s blessing on the gospel ministry of this fellowship. Also, Jacob Hantla (an elder in the church who is battling lymphoma). Prayer for healing and peace from the Lord.

Fellowship Topics

Help us as a fellowship to press in to knowing you, Father, and knowing Christ better (which is eternal life!). As we approach the summer vacation time, may we not lower our guard in our Christian warfare by cutting out on time with you in prayer and in your Word. Rather, help us to make the most of every opportunity we have to grow in grace and faith!
Speak to us through your Word now. Give us ears to hear and teachable hearts that respond to what you say to us!