Our Goal: To labor in knowing and doing everything Scripture says about prayer.
(prefer a physical copy? you can access a printable, foldable version of this prayer guide here.)
Bible Verse & Quote on Prayer
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:10-12)
“God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.” - Oswald Chambers
Congregational Bible Prayer (say together)
A Prayer from Psalm 107:1-8
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
And gathered out of the lands,
From the east and from the west,
From the north and from the south.
They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way;
They found no city to dwell in.
Hungry and thirsty,
Their soul fainted in them.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He delivered them out of their distresses.
And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
Bible Prayer Story (Joshua 9:3-14)
However, when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended. They put worn and patched sandals on their feet and wore old clothes. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy. Then they went to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal and said to him and the Israelites, “We have come from a distant country; make a treaty with us.”
The Israelites said to the Hivites, “But perhaps you live near us, so how can we make a treaty with you?”
“We are your servants,” they said to Joshua.
But Joshua asked, “Who are you and where do you come from?”
They answered: “Your servants have come from a very distant country because of the fame of the Lord your God. For we have heard reports of him: all that he did in Egypt, and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan—Sihon king of Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth. And our elders and all those living in our country said to us, ‘Take provisions for your journey; go and meet them and say to them, “We are your servants; make a treaty with us.”’ This bread of ours was warm when we packed it at home on the day we left to come to you. But now see how dry and moldy it is. And these wineskins that we filled were new, but see how cracked they are. And our clothes and sandals are worn out by the very long journey.”
The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord.
Sometimes your path ahead seems obvious or easy to figure out, but if you depend on your own analysis without committing it to the Lord, you’re in big, big danger.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Lord, we pray that you would strengthen, encourage, and purify your church, that the whole body of believers would know “what is the exceeding greatness of Christ’s power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Ephesians 1:19). To that end, we pray specifically for our entire church family at Coquina:
Jim & Rita Bay
Luke & Danielle Brodersen, and Vada
Rich & Danielle Brooks
Justin & Amy Collins, and Elan, Evelyn, August & Sawyer
Jeremy & Elizabeth Elliott
Sean & Mallory Guldi, and Maisie
Pat & Channi Higgins, and Maeve
Stephen & Lindsay Hutson, and Cary
Bruce & Liz Johnson
Caleb & Crystal Jones, and Charlie, Oliver & Cora
Tom & Sally Jouppi
Jake & Kayla Knight
Marc & Jillian Nemecek, and Arianna, Zeke, and Isadora
Matthew & Gabriele Osterhouse
Dylan & Mallory Parson, and Raylan, Braxton & Nova
Paul & Michelle Pent
Matt & Courtney Sikes, and Grayson & Aria
Steve & Brittany Sivyer, and Gabe, Ezra, Titus, Jonah & Adelaide
Jim & Patty Springfield
Kendall & Marta Tant
Command of Christ
“But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” (Matthew 5:39)
Confession - Forgiveness
“Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications!
In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.
Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no one living is righteous.” (Psalm 143:1-2)
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)