Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, January 26, 2020

Grace Church AZ Prayer Topics for Sunday, January 26, 2020

Praise and Thanksgiving

Psalm 90:13-17 – Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands.

Heavenly Father, we praise you for calling us to believe in your Son Jesus Christ. Our sin, so complete and enslaving, has been removed by the precious blood of Jesus. Thank you for showing us so much grace. Thank you for filling our lives with so much providence, blessings of goodness from your hand. We have merited none of this. Give us humility to see the depths of our sin and the immense scale of your forgivness. We long for the day we are free from our sinful natures. We do earnestly pray for your return O Lord, come quickly and restore creation.

Global Topics

We pray this morning for China. Give the authorities there wisdom in protecting the people from the spread of disease. Protect young children and the elderly from the spread of the viral outbreak. Give Christians in the Wuhan area opportunities to share your love and peace with the sick and the fearful. Lord, protect the millions of Chinese Christians who are facing mounting persecution at the hands of the government. Give them boldness in their witness. Soften the hearts of the authorities and give the persecuted Christians opportunities to share the gospel with their oppressors.

Lord be with the people of Hong Kong. As the protests against the government go on give Christians many chances to share your gospel, spreading peace in the face of so much uncertainty and fear.

Father, advance your kingdom in the region. Embolden your followers to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, salvation from sin that brings true peace.

National Topics

Lord, give us boldness here within our country. We confess our feebleness and fearfulness to proclaim your gospel within our own country. Give us passionate voices for the unborn, the poor, and the fatherless. Our country is storing up wrath and we are too often complacent. Rescue us Lord from the cares of this world which so easily choke out our love for you. Fill us with the joy of your gift of salvation so that we can’t help but share. And soften the hearts of our neighbors to hear your gospel!

Local Topics

We lift up Anchor Church in Gilbert to you Lord. Thank you for the faithfulness of Jason Hansen. Give him wisdom, discernment, and passion for your Word. Refresh him with the truths of your gospel and the gift of salvation. Give him strength to lead and protection from the evil one. Establish the work of Anchor Church in Gilbert.

Fellowship Topics

(1) We lift up Nicole Buxton to you. Give her relief and healing. Give her peace in the truths of your gospel. (2) Give the members here at Grace Church fresh conviction to maintain our convenant with one another. Help us to truly “one another” each other, sharing in grief and joy, giving our time and money to support each other, and pointing each other to the beauty of the gospel. As you tarry, give us unity as a church rooted in the gospel. Give us hearts for the lost around us who need your grace. Make Grace Church a clear witness of your love as we love one another here in the church. Lord we do ask for your favor on us; establish the work of our hands here at Grace church. Protect us from making that work about ourselves but rather give us hearts to honor your name in our city and in the world; establish that work!