Our Goal: To labor in knowing and doing everything Scripture says about prayer.
Bible Verse & Quote on Prayer
“We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (2 Timothy 2: 3-4)
“Until we know that life is war, we will not know what prayer is for.” - John Piper
Congregational Bible Prayer - A Prayer from Psalm 66 & 111
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.”
Come and see what God has done:
He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
the works of his hands are faithful and just.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name!”
Bible Prayer Story
Cain & Abel: Sin is Crouching at the Door - Genesis 4
Prayer for the Nations
Father, we pray for your Church and the 1,324,171,354 people of India (over 4x more than that of the USA) spread out across 37 different States and union territories. You are the Lord of the Harvest, and we trust the salvation of those who have not yet heard of you or trusted you is in your hands; however, we know that this work is ours to share in, so we ask that our prayers, our support of foreign missions, and our own actions to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28: 19) would be fruitful so that it may be in India as it is in Heaven. To this end, we pray for the nations and people of:
Nagaland (Governor R.N. Ravi)
Population: 1,980,602 (88.10% Christian)
Lord, thank you for opening the door to such a prolific response to your gospel in this region; we ask that you would send out faithful laborers from your church in Nagaland to see many others in unreached areas come to you.
Odisha (Governor Ganeshi Lal)
Population: 45,989,232 (2.76% Christian)
Holy Spirit, we pray that you would strengthen and bless your church in Odisha to endure hardships and remain faithful to you in the face of great persecution.
Puducherry (Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi)
Population: 1,244,464 (6.20% Christian)
Jesus, we pray that you would strengthen the Christians in this region, that their faith may be fruitful and multiply.
Punjab (Governor V P Singh Badnore)
Population: 27,704,236 (1.26% Christian)
Father, thank you for renewed openness to the gospel in this region; we pray that this openness would result in many coming to faith through Christ.
Rajasthan (Governor Kalraj Mishra)
Population: 68,548,437 (0.14% Christian)
Lord, protect and strengthen the small percentage of Christians in this region, and continue to add to your church in Rajasthan.
Sikkim (Administrator Ganga Prasad)
Population: 610,577 (9.90% Christian)
Holy Spirit, give great wisdom to Sikkim Christians to leverage the religious freedom in this region reach their neighbors effectively and creatively with the gospel.
Tamil Nadu (Governor Banwarilal Purohit)
Population: 72,147,030 (6.12% Christian)
Jesus, we pray that you would encourage your people in light of the Hindu extremism which oppresses them and overthrow the wicked who wish to destroy your church in Tamil Nadu.
Telangana (Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan)
Population: 35,193,978 (1.30% Christian)
Father, we pray that you would strengthen your church through the spirit they have inherited (2 Timothy 2: 3-4) so that they would not fear to gather and worship together despite threats and attacks in the past year.
Tripura (Governor Ramesh Bais)
Population: 3,671,032 (4.35% Christian)
Lord, we pray that you would use immigration which has created open doors for the gospel to multiply your Kingdom in Tripura.
Uttar Pradesh (Governor Anandiben Patel)
Population: 199,812,341 (0.18% Christian)
Holy Spirit, we pray that you would raise up vocal Christians to bring many to you in this region under the influence of Hindu.
Uttarakhand (Governor Baby Rani Maurya)
Population: 10,086,292 (0.37% Christian)
Jesus, establish and strengthen your church here to lead this corner of India to see that freedom comes from you alone.
West Bengal (Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar)
Population: 91,347,736 (0.72% Christian)
Father, the Bengalis are one of the world’s largest unreached ethnic group; break down barriers and send faithful laborers to win over this region with the gospel.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Father, we pray for our Coquina church family, asking that by your grace “the sharing of [their] faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.” (Philemon 1: 6)
Command of Christ
“Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.” (Luke 17: 33)
Confession for Forgiveness
“You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51: 16-17)
“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13: 20-21)