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February: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 63
Song: “Blessed”

Prayer Ministry

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16)

Pray for….

-We would be a healthy church—and thus a praying church
-Growth of an intercessory community
-All members of the church to respond to the call to pray
-Times of corporate prayer to be filled with believing hearts
-Personal prayer and communion with God to be valued and met with God’s favor
-Bearing of one another’s burdens through prayer
-Our prays to be God-focused and Kingdom-minded
-Prayer to support and saturate everything we do as a church
-God would bless our times of prayer with tangible expressions of his presence
-God would lead us to pray in ways that reflect his will and his purposes

February: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 86
Song: “Thank You for Saving Me”

Salvation & Growth

“…and the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47)

Pray for….

-Unbelievers who enter today to be warmed by the Gospel
-Those in the church with false assurance to be truly convicted of their sin and to be saved
-Increased passion for personal evangelism among us
-That we would be a church characterized by the Great Commission: disciples being created and cared for
-Believers without a local church to find a home among us
-That we would be a growing church—growing in number, in mission, in godliness, and in the gospel
-God’s blessing again on our Alpha Course (& Alpha Open), upcoming Beta Course, and other ministry avenues for gospel growth

February: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 33
Song: “How Great is Our God”

Leadership

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things” (Hebrews 13:17-18)

Leadership/Pastoral Team
(Keith, Peter, Jason, Evan, Pete, Erik)
Extended Leadership Team
(Bill, Phil, Steve)
Small Group Leaders
Raising up of new leaders

Pray for….

-Spirit empowerment for God’s calling on their lives
-Strength to lead in the church and the home
-Trust in God for daily responsibilities
-Faith in God as they meet resistance
-Protection from the attack of the Enemy
-Health and peace for their families
-Joyful submission from the congregation to their leading from the Word of God
-Regional Pastors Prayer Retreat (Feb. 10-12)

Feb: Health of the Church

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 30
Song: “Glorious and Mighty”

Sunday Gatherings

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:22-25)

Pray for….

-Experience of the presence of God
-Hearts ready to hear and respond to the preached Word
-Joyful celebration of God’s work through song
-Honoring God sacrificially through tithes and offerings
-Unbelievers to be convicted of their sin and turn to Christ
-Building of genuine relationships in the body
-Those in seasons of difficulty to receive comfort
-Visitors to feel welcomed and connected
-Children’s ministry to effectively communicate God’s care
-All who are present to grow in the reality of the Gospel

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