Prayer Guide

Pray the Scriptures

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Apostolic Prayers
Membership: ABCD // Missions: Tonkawa Churches

Prayer For Revelation of Jesus, So We Walk According To Our Destiny:

(Eph 1:17–19)

17…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe…

Prayer For An Encouraging and Convicting Worship Gathering in Light of the Day of the Lord:

(Heb 10:24–25)

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 

Prayer for the Word Planted During Worship & Classes to Bear Fruit

(Mk 4:20)

20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.

Prayer for Harmony in the Church Unto God’s Glory:

(Ro 15:5–6)

5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Membership: EFGH // Missions: Dalton Thomas (FAI), Sean Steckbeck (Israel)

Prayer to Be Strengthened by the Spirit, to Know and Be Filled With the Fullness of God:

(Eph 3:16–19)

16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

Prayer For Sobriety Concerning the Day of the Lord

(1 Th 5:6–9)

6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober…8 since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer For Self-Controlled, Upright, Godly Lives While We Wait for the Blessed Hope

(Titus 2:11-14)

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope-- the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. 

Prayer for Our Love and Discernment to Abound; To be Filled with Righteousness, Until the Day

(Php 1:9–11)

9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Membership: IJKL // Missions: Dean & Denise Adamek (3M, Mexico) / Romania Kids Club

Prayer to Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord with Endurance and Patience

(Colossians 1:9-12)

…we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy

Prayer to Fulfill Every Good Work so that Jesus is Glorified

(2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer For Sanctification Leading to Blamelessness at the Day of the Lord

(1 Th 5:23–24)

23 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. 24 He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. 

Prayer For Increasing Love Towards One Another 

(1 Thess. 3:10-13)

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones. 

Membership: MNOP // Missions: Fish & Loaves Food Pantry, Tonkawa Ministerial Alliance

Prayer to Know and Love God’s Commands

(Ps. 119:18-24)

18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. 19 I am a sojourner…hide not your commandments from me! 20 My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times. 23…your servant will meditate on your statutes. 24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. 

Prayer For the Word of the Lord to Speed Ahead through our Church

(2 Thess. 3:1-5)

pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you…

(Colossians 4:2-4)

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.

Prayer for Bold Gospel Proclamation Confirmed by Works of the Spirit

(Acts 4:29-33)

29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus….With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 

Prayer for the Preached Word to Correct, Rebuke, and Encourage

(2 Tim. 2:4-18)

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-- with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear…

Membership: QRST // Missions: Ronald Wolthuis (Phoneo, Romania)

Prayer to Delight in God’s Instruction

(Ps 1:1–6)

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 

Prayer for the Spirit’s Work in Each Member, to Build Up and Mature the Body

(1 Cor. 14:1)

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts

(NIV Ephesians 4:4-13)

7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 

(1 Cor. 12:4-7)

4 Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are different ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are different activities, but the same God works all of them in each person. 7 A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good:

Prayer for Families

(Col 3:18–21)

18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives (“as Christ loved the church (Eph. 5)”, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

(Dt 6:6–9)

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house

Membership: UVW // Missions: Living Hope Pregnancy Center (Ponca City)

Prayer For the Lord’s Leadership

(Ps. 25:4–5)

4 Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. 5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. 

Prayer for Joy, Peace, and Hope In the Age To Come to Fill the Church

(Ro 15:13)

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. 

Prayer for Our Love and Discernment to Abound; To be Filled with Righteousness, Until the Day

(Php 1:9–11)

9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Membership: YZ // Missions: Voice of the Martyrs

Prayer for the Redemption

(Ac 3:18–21)

19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

(Is. 2)

2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains…and all the nations shall flow to it, 3 and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up…to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

Prayer For Israel’s Salvation

(Rom. 10:1, 11:26-27)

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved

26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; 27 “and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” 

(Is. 51)

...the Lord will comfort Zion...he will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her...the ransomed of the Lord will return and come to Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy. 

(Is. 25:6-9)

6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine…7 And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,... 9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us…let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” 

A Hymn of Praise

(Ro 11:33–36)

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments and untraceable his ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? 35 And who has ever given to God, that he should be repaid?, 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.