Friday, July 02, 2010

A Prayer Challenge

I've felt a burden lately that we need to pray more. I don't know if it's coming from the inadequacy I feel or from the feeling that we're right on the threshold of something overwhelming... probably both.

So here are some things that you can use to guide your prayers for Hub City Church and for Spartanburg. This list isn't exhaustive by any means, but maybe you can use it to get you started.

For Spartanburg:
  • Pray for lost people to surrender their lives to Jesus.
  • Pray for God to pour out his Spirit in an unmistakable way in our community, all for His glory.
  • Pray for churches to work together as one.
  • Pray for hunger and homelessness to be eradicated, and that the church would be the ones responsible for that task.
  • Pray for God's Word to spread like wildfire so that every person in Spartanburg County can hear, understand and have a chance to respond to the Gospel.
For Hub City Church:
  • Pray for God to grant us favor, that God will surround us with his favor as a shield.
  • Pray for God to do something in us and through us that can only be described as a supernatural movement of God.
  • Pray that we'll be one, that we will be unified.
  • Pray that Hub City Church will make a tangible difference in our county and around the world.
  • Pray that God will show us who to partner with to make a difference around the world.
  • Pray for God's protection against distractions, discouragement and disunity.
  • Pray that God will grow me into a leader who can lead a church that's twice our size.
  • Pray that God will grow Hub City in numbers of disciples we're making.
  • Pray for growth in the number of Hub Groups we're offering and the number of participants in those Hub Groups.
  • Pray that we will hear God's voice and do what he says.
  • Pray that we will be known by love, that we'll live by faith, that we'll be a voice of hope.
That's a good place to start. I'd love to know what you're praying for Spartanburg and Hub City Church. We could make a book of prayers as an offering to God.

2 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, July 07, 2010 , Anonymous Jaimee said...

This is a great list. My problem is finding alone time to spend in purposeful prayer. Heck I would settle for together time if it were in relative silence, but how plausible is that??? Any practical pointers for prayer/study during the summer when kids are out of school?

 
At 2:09 PM, July 07, 2010 , Blogger Jonathan Everette said...

It's hard as crap! Sometimes, like right now, I have to lock myself in my bedroom. Or I try and squeeze it in while they're watching tv.

 

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