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
“Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings.” (John 1:11-14, 18-19)
“People that God says are blameless get chastened too.” - Paul Pent
Congregational Bible Prayer (say together)
A Prayer from Psalm 105:1-5
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,”
Bible Prayer Story
“Because I asked him of the Lord” (1 Samuel 1:12-15, 20)
Overcoming Satan’s Fiery Darts
If you are fervent in prayer, don’t worry and don’t be surprised if people speak poorly of you.
Prayer for the Nations
Lord, we pray for your church in India, that among them “love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.” (Philippians 1:9) To that end, we pray for…
Father, we pray for the church of Andhra Pradesh to be strengthened to evangelize her neighbors, especially those of the influential Forward Caste.
Jesus, we praise you for bringing so many people in Arunachal Pradesh to saving faith in you in recent years, and we pray against persecution on their behalf.
Holy Spirit, break through the barriers and strongholds that have kept evangelism almost entirely fruitless in this region for nearly two centuries.
Lord, we pray that the liberating, saving, restoring power of the gospel would impact the suffering millions of Bihar, referred to as the “graveyard of missions.”
Father, we pray for responsible and wise development of the resources of Chhattisgarh for your Kingdom, and for the continued growth of the local church.
Jesus, we pray that you would compel your worldwide Church to share and demonstrate the gospel in the slums of this influential region.
Holy Spirit, we pray that the leaders of this region would act to abolish the drug trafficking and child prostitution that hinders so many from knowing you.
Lord, we praise you for the rapid church growth this region is experiencing, and we pray for expanded freedom of religion in Gujarat.
Father, we pray that you would strengthen and grow your church in this heavily unreached region and improve translation efforts for evangelical purposes.
Jesus, we pray for the Kangra Valley, Kullu Valley, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur, and Lahaul-Spiti districts to experience the gospel in this heavily persecuted region.
Jammu & Kashmir
Holy Spirit, we pray that your freedom, peace, and restoration would rule in this center of conflict between India, Pakistan, and China.
Lord, we pray for the healthy development of this young, rural state and for evangelical efforts to reach the 32 tribal peoples of this region.
Father, strengthen your church here and protect them from ongoing attacks from Hindu militants; use this region to be a blessing throughout all of India.
Jesus, we praise you for the high levels of literacy, education, and freedom in this region, and pray that you would use it to advance your Church in India.
Holy Spirit, we pray that you would bring to an end opposition to the gospel and Christianity in this region that has been closed to missions until recently.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Father, we pray for our gospel partnerships, both locally and around the world, that you would increase their influence for your Kingdom and multiply among them “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are praiseworthy.” (Philippians 4:8) To that end, we pray for…
Josh Freeman (Togo, West Africa)
Greg, Christina, and Colin Willson (Redeemer Church Manchester)
Gene and Susan Coleman (serving with TEAM in Italy)
Kathy Sanchez (ESOL ministry)
Coquina Missional Communities
Command of Christ
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1)
Confessional Prayer - Forgiveness
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.”
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17)