Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, June 09, 2019

Praise and Thanksgiving

Psalm 34:17- 19 – When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.


What a comfort to know how much you love your children, Lord! You don’t turn your back on us when times get tough but you are there, NEAR to us, hearing our prayers, binding our wounds, delivering us and saving us. Thank you, too, that we have a Savior who understands, and is moved by, all our heartaches and our sufferings and can sympathize with us in our weakness. In your goodness, no trial is without purpose – you “only design the dross to consume and the gold to refine” – to fit us for our eternal home with you!

So many souls around the world, throughout this nation, this locality and even in this fellowship do not know you or the arms of you comfort around them this morning, Lord – so please hear us as we pray for them now.

Global Topics

Please be near to the workers and the children at Rancho 3M. Give those who know you strength to bear afflictions with courage and with grace as a testimony to you. Have your hand on the efforts to send them a tractor to benefit the practical efficiency of their agricultural work – especially as tensions are high between the US and Mexico and transporting goods across the border could be affected. Please make the whole process smooth and straightforward.

National Topics

Bless those who labor to draw near with the Gospel of grace to those who are in affliction and suffering throughout this land and see no hope for deliverance. Be the God Who is Near to them, Lord! Particularly we pray for Hope for Addiction, that you would bless that work and strengthen it and be very close to those who serve you in that ministry and to those who are looking to you for help to live out the new life that is in Christ.

Local Topics

Anchor Church (the brand new plant of which Jason Hansen is pastor). For wisdom, guidance and grace to establish the fellowship firmly on the Word of God and the Gospel of salvation. Also that the light of this church may shine brightly and that many souls may be saved through its testimony.

Fellowship Topics

Help us all to know how to put on and how to use the spiritual armor of God (described in Ephesians 6) as we live behind enemy lines and seek to find and to rescue prisoners for Christ our Captain. Help us also to grow more powerful and more effective in our prayers – both individually and as a congregation so that by your grace we may tear down the strongholds of Satan and demonstrate the power and the glory of Christ! At the same time, help us to minister the presence and the comfort of Christ to the wounded among us and to seek your balm and your healing for their spiritual injuries. Do that for us also as Chris brings us your Word now.
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