Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Praise and Thanksgiving

Acts 2:22–24 — “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

We adore you, our Father, because you are in control of all things, and because you promise us that you are working all things together for the good of those who love you – which includes your children here this morning. We can know for certain that even in the darkest times we face, you are working an eternal weight of glory for us and preparing an inheritance for us that can never perish, spoil or fade. No one ever faced darkness, desertion and loneliness like Jesus at the cross – and yet He was there according to your definite plan and foreknowledge, so that through His death and resurrection you might redeem a countless multitude of lost souls for your glory. Give us faith to trust in these unseen things when our path is difficult, and grace to know you have gone before us on that path, you are with us as we walk on it and you come behind as our rearguard to keep us in your care!

Hear our prayers now for others throughout the world who need to know the comfort that you are working your purposes out and that no-one can stand in the way or call the goodness of your plans into question!

Global Topics

Thank you for Radius International, Lord, and their work to train your children to take the Gospel to unreached people groups and work to see churches planted and prospering in those places. Give them grace to equip many believers with the knowledge and skills they will need as they answer your call to reach the lost in this way. May there be many souls in heaven because of the work you have led them to undertake for your glory!

National Topics

2 Timothy 3:1–5 — But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Have mercy on this land, Lord, because increasingly we live in such times and only you have the power to change things. Where we cannot understand your purposes, help us to trust in your providence and your love.

Local Topics

Anchor Church (pastor Jason Hansen). Please give energy, encouragement and blessing to your children in this new work. Help them to stand against the spiritual opposition they are surely facing. Use them for your glory.

Fellowship Topics

If we are not hungry and thirsty for you, Father, please make us that way. If we are going through a time of darkness, please draw near as our Light. If our situation is tough, please help us to rest in your promises and resist the temptation to fear and to doubt. Wherever we are in our walk with you today, please help us to please you and to show the world around that although life with you may be hard at times, life without you would be far, far worse – no life at all. Keep us faithful and make us fruitful. Encourage, comfort and strengthen us through your Word as we hear it this morning.