Prayers for the Local Church 1

Prayers for the Local Church 1

Pray for your Church

In this post, I have extracted these prayers from the book of 1 Thessalonians 1 using the New Living Translation (NLT) version of the bible.   Deriving prayers from the scriptures is one of the best ways of praying the will of God.  Every believer (christian) who prays these prayers for his/her church will see the fruits of their labour in this world and that which is to come.  Shalom.

 

  1. We thank God for the church of God in London, Alperton [replace with your church location](1 Thessalonians 1:1)
  2. We pray that every member of this church will belong to the Lord Jesus indeed.(1 Thessalonians 1:1)
    3. We pray for grace and peace to every member of this church.(1 Thessalonians 1:1)
    4. We pray that members of this church will be faithful in the work of God.(1 Thessalonians 1:3)
    5. We pray that our members will have enduring hope because of our Lord Jesus Christ.(1 Thessalonians 1:3)
    6. We pray that our members will live their lives as those chosen by God(1 Thessalonians 1:4)
    7. We Pray that every member will realise and know the love of God(1 Thessalonians 1:4)
    8. We pray every member will know that they are God’s own people(1 Thessalonians 1:4)
    9. Pray that gospel will not just be with words but with power amongst the church, this local church (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
    10. Pray that the Holy Spirit will have His work of full assurance of the truth amongst us as a church(1 Thessalonians 1:5)
    11. Pray that the leaders, pastors, teachers of the word will teach the truth always (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
    12. Pray that the leadership of the church, on every level, would live a life that testifies of Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
    13. Pray that the leadership will have genuine concern for members of the church(1 Thessalonians 1:5)
    14. Pray that the message of the Lord will always be received with joy from the Holy Spirit(1 Thessalonians 1:6)
    15. Pray that every member of the church will not lose their joy when suffering arises because of the Word(1 Thessalonians 1:6)
    16. Pray that every member will imitate God, and the leadership of the church. (1 Thessalonians 1:6)
    17. Pray that that every member of our church will be a good example of a believer to other churches and neighbours(1 Thessalonians 1:7)
    18. Pray that the word of God will spread through our members to people everywhere (1 Thessalonians 1:8)
    19. Pray that the faith of our members will speak and preach the good news (1 Thessalonians 1:8)
    20. Pray that our members will be welcoming and accommodating to those who live by faith and the truth(1 Thessalonians 1:9)
    21. Pray that every member will turn away from every idol indeed and serve the living and true God (1 Thessalonians 1:9)
    22. Pray that every member will look forward to the coming of the Lord Jesus (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
    23. Pray that every member will remember always that God raised Jesus from the dead (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
    24. Pray that every member will live in remembrance that Jesus Christ rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgement (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
    25. Pray that every member live their life know that there would be judgement someday hence live a life of accountability (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
Evangelize the World!

Evangelize the World!

Welcome to Evangelism Today. 

I want to say a big thank you for taking interest in evangelizing the world.   This is simply a command from the Lord Jesus and we should take it more seriously seeing the day of the Lord approaching.

This blog will focus on biblical text and insights that help you tell the world about Jesus.   Jesus indeed loves everyone in the world but does not love sin.  He has already paid for it and if only the world will focus on this love of God, then the world will be a better place.  Or better still, the people will be more loving, forgiving, caring and many more things attributes and attitudes that the Lord encouraged us to take on.

As I close this very short first post, I remember the text of Mark 16:15:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

we now have access to the whole world, let’s follow this simple command of the Lord – preach the Gospel!  Not self-help, not self-motivation, not 7 steps to greatness or 5 steps to financial prosperity.  Just simply the Gospel.  The big question is “What is the Gospel?”   We will have a look at the Gospel that Paul said he is not ashamed of (Romans 1:16).

May God strengthen your heart and faith to begin to  live for Him daily.  Amen.

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