Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Praise and Thanksgiving

Hebrews 10:5-7 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6  in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7  Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’ ”

Thank you God that you don’t require anything from us in order to come into your presence except faith in your son Jesus Christ, who has come to do your will by offering himself up as the sacrifice for our sins. We rejoice in the goodness of your gospel and we find our rest in the knowledge that with Christ as our substitute, you will not turn your face away from us! Such great news and solid hope!

Global Topics

We pray this morning for the country of Haiti, which has been suffering the horrendous effects of government corruption and almost 60 percent of the country’s nearly 11 million people are living below the national poverty line of $2 a day. As riots continue and food has been scarce, God, we ask you to shine the light of the gospel into the darkness. We pray for Pastor Marc Clovus and for the food efforts that his church have undertaken. Please give them opportunities to testify about the grace that saves not just the body but also the soul.

National Topics

We ask for your favor this week in our land, as we are no more deserving of your kindness than the Haitians. Shine the light of Christ across this country, causing many to turn to you in repentance. Give your church across this land the boldness to speak your truth and the courage to live it out so that your name is respected and honored.

Local Topics

God we praise you that other churches around this city and state have been given the gospel and are seeking to glorify you. We lift up ‘The Way’ church right down the street and their efforts to reach our community with the gospel. We pray for Pastor Scott Gurley and his Elders that you would give them the skill to lead well. Would you help families who attend there to grow and mature in Christ? Thank you that we have friends in the gospel across the city.

Fellowship Topics

And for our church, Lord, we give you praise for gathering us together today and showering us with your love in Jesus. Thank you for our fellowship together in the Lord Jesus and for the ways you are growing us as your people.

We lift up the needy in the body, we ask for healing to the sick and ailing. We continue to pray for you to heal Nicole Buxton and the tumors that have been found. We continue to pray for your hand on Nicole Shamon after the birth of Hope Nicolas. We thank you for the precious gift of children. And we pray for grace to be united in spirit and the humility to walk in repentance.

In Jesus name, amen.