Our Goal: To labor in knowing and doing everything Scripture says about prayer.
Bible Verse & Quote on Prayer
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)
“Praying in faith does not always mean being sure that the very thing we ask will happen. But it does always mean that because of Jesus we trust God to hear us and help us in the way that seems best to him.” - John Piper
Congregational Bible Prayer - A Prayer from Psalm 121
“I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.”
Bible Prayer Story
Naomi and Ruth - Ruth 1-4
Prayer for the Nations
Hindus are the second largest least-reached religious group in the world, and only about two percent of cross-cultural missionaries seek to share the gospel with them. The majority of Hindus still live without any meaningful access to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As Christians, we embrace the truth that we have been blessed so we can be a blessing to the nations (Galatians 3:8). As Christians, we yearn that all the world’s people(s) will have a tangible opportunity to comprehend the grace of God incarnated in Jesus Christ.
For this reason, we inform ourselves, so that we may understand, and learn how to pray for and support respectful efforts to make that grace also known within our world’s Indian and Hindu communities.
As a church, pray the prayers in the 15 Days of Prayer for the Hindu World prayer guide for the dates of October 20 - 27.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Father, we pray for Coquina’s gospel partners, asking that by your grace all “may be complete, equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:17) and that you would meet the needs of those we pray for, so that none may be lacking. To this 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)
Church on the Way
The Saltwater Collective
Coquina Missional Communities
Command of Christ
“Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18: 14)
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 himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”
(1 Thessalonians 5: 23-24)