Community Prayer Guide

  • Church

    • Pray for Jesus-followers in our community:

      • …that (we) will walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which (we) have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

    • Pray that God empowers all local Christ-followers to love each other & our neighbors the way that Jesus does.

    • Pray for local pastors and ministry leaders to love one another the way Jesus loves us.

    • Pray for Father-ordained, Holy Spirit-powered, Son-magnifying revival to happen in our community.

  • Government

    • Pray for our local government bodies to be staffed by men and women of noble character.

    • Pray for God’s love, wisdom and guidance to be upon all of our government leaders and their families.

    • Pray for justice to be executed in all spheres of our society.

    • Pray that our government leaders and law makers will be driven by convictions of truth and righteousness and not selfishness.

  • Schools

    • Pray for the principals and administrators of our schools to be wise and committed to the truth. Pray they will balance their responsibilities well and that they will increase the safety and learning environments of their schools.

    • Pray for teachers to strive for truth, demonstrate compassion to their students, and point them to Jesus Christ. Pray for those that don’t know Christ to be drawn to relationship with Him.

    • Pray for students to learn to be disciplined in their studies. Pray for believing students to be bold in their faith. Pray that they will be driven to deep community with other believers. Pray for their witness among unsaved friends.

    • Pray for parents to be encouragements to their schools. Pray that they will appropriately support and encourage their children’s teachers and administrators.

    • Pray for leadership transitions: for God to place people of strong character with God-given wisdom in significant roles.

    • Pray for students in unstable homes to have security, care, and purpose.

  • Law Enforcement, Public safety, and First Responders

    • Pray for the wisdom, peace and safety of those serving in our police and fire departments

    • Pray that they will be wise in de-escalating tense situations.

    • Pray that blind spots and prejudices of both law enforcement and the public will be subjected to the truth in Jesus Christ

    • Pray for our local police, sheriff and fire departments to be fully staffed by men & women of noble character.

    • Pray for the families of our First Responders: healthy marriages, peace, God’s blessing upon their children.

  • Business

    • Pray for ethical & flourishing wealth development that advances the Lord’s purposes in our community.

    • Pray for more skilled trade-workers to be sent to our community & for more local trade-training programs.

    • Pray for local governments to create helpful and supportive policies for the growth of businesses in our communities.

    • Pray that God will use the flow of trade in business to advance the gospel to those who don’t know Him including the nations

  • Health Care

    • Pray for Health Care Providers (HCPs) to have wisdom and grace to treat children with special needs.

    • Pray for HCPs to be empowered by God to guide families through “end of life” issues.

    • Pray for HCPs to have strength, wisdom & compassion to bring God’s healing to people with addictions.

    • Pray for more physicians to have compassion for the unborn & for strength to practice by their convictions.

  • Families

    • Pray that God will strengthen marriages. Pray that they will be characterized by selfless love for one another and commitment to King Jesus.

    • Pray that God will heal marriages scarred by infidelity, addiction, or mistrust.

    • Pray for families dealing with estranged or prodigal children. Pray that those children will turn to the Lord to find security, significance, and purpose.

    • Pray for families to grow in their knowledge of God and commitment to obey Him in all things. Pray for parents as they disciple their children.

    • Pray for those who are pregnant to have sustaining strength and perseverance. Pray the Lord will allow them to prepare well for their lives as parents with wisdom and grace.

    • Pray for those suffering from postpartum depression to receive help and experience hope and healing.

    • Pray for those struggling with infertility to continue to trust Jesus despite their circumstances.

  • Vulnerable Children

    • Pray for more believing families to choose to adopt.

    • Pray for the kids of adoptive families to experience true attachment and belonging in their families.

    • Pray for more believing families to choose to become foster families

    • Pray for God’s wisdom and grace for those families as they face the challenges and joys of caring for vulnerable children.

    • Pray for foster families to be supported and thrive: for community to come around them and for organizations who serve vulnerable families to be strengthened

    • Pray for the children in foster care. Pray that God heals the trauma and pain to which these children have been exposed.

    • Pray for those who have suffered through abortions to find healing and grace in Christ.

    • Pray for those who have unexpected pregnancies to have wise decision-making skills and support.

  • Elderly

    • Pray for the elderly in your community, for the families who care for them, and for the caregivers who assist them, whether at home or in assisted-living or nursing homes.

    • Pray for deep community within the elderly community that promotes a continued passion towards godliness and obedience to the Lord.

    • Pray they will be honored and blessed until the end of their days on earth.