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December: Faith

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 29
Song: “Let Your Kingdom Come”

Praying for Everyone

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

“Big general prayers become powerful when they are filled up with concrete, radical Biblical goals for the people we are praying for” —John Piper

Pray for…. (some examples)

– Homeless & neglected in the city to find rest in Jesus Christ (Matt. 11:28)
– Missionaries in foreign countries to rejoice in tribulation (James 1:1-4)
– New Orleans business owners and employees to treasure Jesus Christ as precious (1 Peter 2:4)
– Those in governmental authority to be gifted with wisdom and peace that leads them to the gospel (1 Tim. 2:2)
– “All of the saints” (Eph. 6:18) to be guarded from the enemy, preserved in doctrinal purity, and matured into Christ’s image for God’s glory


Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 47
Song: “Blessed Be Your Name”

Open Prayer Time

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

“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 whatever the Lord lays on your heart. Here are some things to consider:

-Seeking God for the New Year
-Whatever needs in the body you are aware of
-God’s work through the various ministries in our church
-Christmas Musical
-Holiday season—opportunities for mission and care
-The global church

Nov-Dec: Faith

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 100
Song: “High Above All Things”

Faith for Growth

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

Pray for….

Christmas Musical (Dec. 14 & 16)

Growing Wide:
-God to give us faith to pray and work for increased growth
-Lord to continue to bring visitors to the church
-Those who have begun to attend to sense a calling here and join in membership
-That we would effectively connect with newcomers
-Continued favor on Covenant Group registration

Growing Deep:
-We would be a community characterized by discipleship
-Covenant Group ministry would flourish as a means of growth
-Training up and maturing of new leaders
-We would be a church filled with people who are hungry for the Word, fervent in prayer, and committed to the local church

November: Faith

Morning Meditation Psalm: Psalm 29

Song: “10,000 Reasons”

Faith for Community

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)

Pray for….

-Community built on the Word and centered in the Gospel
-Fresh faith to be the people God has called us to be
-That we would be aware of God’s presence as we gather
-Establishment of meaningful friendships
-Church characterized by godly conversations
-Commitment to fellowship and consistent attendance
-Flourishing of unity and holiness
-Humble pursuit of accountability and correction
-Freedom from bitterness, jealousy, gossip, and other enemies of relationships
-Those on “the fringe” to feel welcomed and connected

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