Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, December 01, 2019

Praise and Thanksgiving

Isaiah 49:5–6 — And now the LORD says, he who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him; and that Israel might be gathered to him— for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD, and my God has become my strength— 6 he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel; I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”


How great you are, our God and Father! What a transformation you have worked in us. From enemies to friends. From outsiders to members of the royal family of heaven. From death to life. From those without God and without hope to those having the hope of heaven and from those who were in darkness and blindness to those who can see, having the light of life! We were lost, but now are found, were blind, but now we see! And it is all because of your amazing grace – because you were pleased to do it for your Name and for your glory! Praise you, Father!

Hear us as we pray for this gospel transformation to spread more and more widely around the world!

Global Topics

We pray for the nation of India and the work of the gospel in the land. We pray for the pastors who are serving local churches – may they help their churches grow spiritually stronger and bring the light of Christ into many living in darkness.. We ask for you to work through Daniel Pipoly’s dad, Steve, as he leaves tomorrow for a pastors’ training conference in India. Please grant safe travels, sustained health and may the gospel being rooted in deeper in these churches because of these training efforts.

National Topics

By now it may be dawning on many that the special item they lined up for hours to obtain on Black Friday has not made them instantly as happy or satisfied as they hoped. Perhaps they are already looking to Christmas and the next gift they want to end the darkness and hollowness inside. Take pity, Father! Please break into this cycle of desire, acquisition and the lack of satisfaction that is part of the misery of those who don’t know Jesus. Use us this Advent season to point them to Jesus, the only Gift that can fully meet our needs and set our souls at rest!

Local Topics

For Crosspoint Baptist Church in Adobe Highlands to radiate the light of Christ widely. Please bring many visitors in but also send them out into the neighborhood with the gospel. Give pastors Robbie Glazner, Tim Terpstra strength and wisdom for your work in this fellowship.

Fellowship Topics

Let your light shine in us and through us, Lord Jesus – so that whether we are in times of difficulty or of blessing, Christ may be seen in us. Please draw near to those in our fellowship (or known to us) who are suffering physical or spiritual weakness or infirmity. Shine your light upon them and strengthen them as they rest in you, Lord!

Bless us too, as we look at your Word this morning. Give us eyes to see Jesus and ears to hear what he is saying to the church. Amen!

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