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This continues a 40-day prayer initiative Praying God's Word over Lexington.


4/14– Pray for God to Make Us One

I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one— I in them and You in Me—that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me. (John 17:20-23)

- Pray for unity in the Church.

- Pray for healing of divisions between believers and between churches in Lexington.

- Ask God for opportunities to work together as the Church in Lexington. For opportunities to bless God and bring honor to His name.

4/16 – Pray for Discipleship of Believers

“...but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15)

- Pray for small group & bible study leaders. For wisdom & discernment.

- Pray for believers to hunger & thirst for THE WORD. Perseverance to hide it in their heart. For a desire to spend daily time with God in prayer.

- Pray for Holy Spirit to do a mighty work in each person’s life. For fruit to be produced.

- Pray for new believers as they grow in their faith. For courage to ask questions. For protection from the enemy.

4/18 – Pray for Children’s Discipleship & Training

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, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

- Pray for children to mature and grow in the Truth.

- Pray for moms & dads to lovingly & patiently raise their kids. For a recognition of their primary role in discipling their children.

- Ask for God to supply wise counselors and encouragement in this journey.

- Pray for wisdom to parent in this culture. Discernment to see the dangers and teach their children how to defend their faith.

- Pray for Children’s Pastors & leaders. For wisdom & discernment.

4/15 – Pray for Spiritual Leaders (Elders)

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

- Pray for Pastors. For discernment. For a hunger & thirst for righteousness. For encouragement. For protection from the enemy. For courage.

- Pray for church elders. For discernment and courage to follow the Lord’s leading. For unity in direction & purpose.

- Pray for church deacons. For a willingness to use their gifts and talents for the physical needs of the body. For a servant's heart that doesn’t grow weary in well doing.

4/17 – Pray for the Youth and Young Adults who believe

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Cor 15:33)

- Pray for teens and young adults as they choose their friends. For Godly friends and influences. For exposure to the Truth to fight against the lies they are being exposed to.

- Pray for parents to have wisdom and seek God in their parenting decisions. For courage to do what the Lord is asking them to do regarding their teens. For wise counselors.

- Pray for Youth Pastors & leaders. For discernment & wisdom. For a heart that lovingly cares and supports teens in their spiritual journey toward maturity in Christ.

4/19 – Pray for the Health of the Church

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all members have the same function, so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another. (Romans 12:4-5)

- Take a moment to thank Jesus for various gifts and abilities in the Body of Christ and the way He is using them.

- Consider the reputation of your church & area churches in Lexington. Pray for opportunities to fulfill needs in the community.

- Pray for God to reveal areas in LexChristian that are not healthy. For courage to address those things that are not good.

- Pray for LexChristian to have a heart for those that are perishing. For a desire to engage people where they are.

4/20 – Celebrate Who God is Through Prayer

 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

- Consider Jesus Christ as our GOOD SHEPHERD of His church.

- How protects, guides, and nurtures His flock.

- Celebrate His character— His nobility, wholesomeness, and goodness.

- How He willingly laid down His life for His sheep.

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