Our Goal: To labor in knowing and doing everything Scripture says about prayer.
Bible Verse & Quote on Prayer
“Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)
"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference." - Max Lucado
Congregational Bible Prayer
A Prayer from Psalm 98
“Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.”
Prayer for the Nations
Over the next 30 days spanning May 6 - June 4, we will commit to praying for the Muslim World together as a church body. Each day, we will pray for a Muslim people group outlined in our Muslim World Prayer Guides, then on Sundays we will come together to pray over these people groups as a church body. Over the course of the next 30 days, we will be dedicating time to pray specifically for the following people groups and regions:
The Fulani in West Africa
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Rohinga in Malaysia
United Arab Emirates
The Afar in Djibouti
The Hui in China
The Masalit in Sudan
The Patoulis in Central Asia
Bengali Muslims in South Asia
The Muslim community in Chicago
The Kaka’i in Iran & Iraq
The Saho in Eritrea & Ethiopia
The Uighur in China
The Swahili of Zanzibar in Tanzania
The Kohistan in Pakistan
The Bedouin in Levant
Muslims across the USA
Worldwide Muslims during the “Night of Power”
The Hadhramis in Yemen
Musim migrants in Europe
Worldwide Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan
For many of us, these next 30 days may be the first time we have considered praying for Muslims. As you prepare your heart and look to God this week, consider the following prayers:
Ask God for inspiration on how you can offer hospitality to Muslims near you.
Pray for workers in majority Muslim areas who are sharing the love of Christ with their communities.
Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you.
Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving Christ among Muslim people.
When you gather with fellow believers, encourage them to pray with you for Muslim communities near you and around the world.
Congregational Personal Prayers
Father, we pray for our gospel partners, asking that by your grace they would “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord their labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58) 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)
Coquina Missional Communities
Command of Christ
“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.” (John 12:26)
Confession for Forgiveness
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!”
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)